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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

SkidTorque Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:22 AM
What is your definition of moral? What is it that defines moral values? Are moral values relative (i.e. subjective) or are they grounded (i.e. objective)?
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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