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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

nawlins72 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 7:40 PM
"Of course, pay no attention to the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury crowns the monarchs of England, in a perfect example of how Church and State were once joined at the hip." alopekos, it's always the same "No True Scotsman" fallacy that is repeated when this is brought up. "Well of course, the royalty and Church weren't 'true Christians', they were just using religion to maintain power." It's a wonderful logic: Christianity is good, therefore any who do bad can't be true Christians.
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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