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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

latebloomer Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:52 AM
Nor a reader, apparently. Mr. Prager clearly stated that the argument you quote is used by those argueing for the legitimacy of Chinese policies. He was also very clearly argueing against such reasoning.
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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