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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

johnm h Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:07 PM
Yes, if we have freedom under the rule of law, including religious freedom, the culture will heal itself with time. What it will look like we can't know, but man's religious instinct, which started at zero and has continued without a break,wont vanish or stop shaping culture. And with freedom and accountability it tends to move in the same direction however packaged.
For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives.

This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones.

By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum."

It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist on the left. One...

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