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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:36 PM
There's a huge difference between conservatives of various types but the biggest difference is between the private citizen and the politician...causing much grief and confusion, doom, gloom and misery.
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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