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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Soleil Noir Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:27 AM
Sorry, Mr. Prager, but your argument is fundamentally flawed. A large number (if not the majority) of registered Democrats are single-issue voters, be it abortion rights, gay rights, feminism, or whatever; and the Democrat Party of successfully cobbled together a coalition of those pet causes who can work together just long enough to get elected into office.
John5103 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:30 PM
That doesn't contradict Prager. All those liberal single-issues are consistent in that they are based on feelings and fantasy, not rationality and reality, same as liberal fiscal policy.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:46 AM
But his point is that you do not see any of these people saying that we need to be fiscally conservative while being socially liberal. You don't see marchers carrying signs that say, "Keep abortion, cut spending."
arvamus Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:07 PM
Some people like you have better reading comprehension than others and your example is clarifying also.
WJF Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:30 AM
Any facts to go with your opinion?
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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