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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

nawlins72 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:54 PM
"Do you really want to live in an America that is godless, where liberty derives from the state and where moral values derive from each individual's heart? In an America that ignores genocides abroad?" Either Prager is ignorant or being willfully dishonest here. How does he believe the government will save America from becoming "godless"? If the religion continues to die out, that is a fault of it's proponents for not proselytizing to others (though I find it absurd that society would become "godless"). As for his "genocide" claim, this is deceptive. We rarely enter into regions for this purpose and Prager knows this. Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria had nothing to do with "genocide".
Donjindra Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:07 PM
"Either Prager is ignorant or being willfully dishonest here"

I vote for dishonest. I'm confident he knows better.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:45 AM
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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