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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

sleroi Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:23 PM
I think you are preaching to the wrong audience. While I agree that social and fiscal conservatism must walk hand-in-hand, it seems to me that the social conservatives in the hous have lost their way when it comes to fiscal conservatism, and thusly seem much more villainous to me than the Libertarians. Rand Paul, who is urging the Republican party to evolve a more libertarian approach, seems to me far more rational than Speaker Boehner.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:33 PM
I like Rand Paul, too. I do think, however, that he is religious. I can honor and respect that without sharing it.
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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