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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

nawlins72 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 7:35 PM
Sorry, Earl, but this argument is not compelling. You rationalized that the leaders were "secular", but with no evidence. Why wouldn't the kings and queens of these days be believers? By their beliefs, God granted them the right to rule. And of course, the Founders did not believe in the same ideas as promoted during the Dark Ages, because the Enlightenment drug Christians away from many of their older ideas, kicking and screaming.
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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