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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Conservatism is all one piece. Only conservative social values can create the culture of self-restraint and personal responsibility that permits fiscal conservatism to flourish.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:58 AM
fiscal responsibility is real

but fiscal "conservativism" is a myth
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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