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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:45 PM
Thank you Chester1776 for saying "SOME" Still, we are all messed up and need each others help. I'm only half as messed up as I used to be, Thank You GOD!
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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