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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Kirk72 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 7:16 AM
Dennis, great column. One point, please stay on this topic and add more quotes from the founders. I agree you can not have a republic with out a moral people. If 51%+ of our people were moral, our problems in our society would start to come down. I am not optimistic though, the takers far out number the payers.
poorgrandchildren.com2 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:52 AM
When we had a republic, the 51% were very limited in what they could force EVERYONE to do. Now that we have bought the lie that our government is a democracy, EVERYONE has to endure the tyranny of the majority.
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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