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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:16 AM
So you think "ultra-liberals" favor a small constitutionally limited government? Not in this world.
John5103 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:39 PM
You libertarians are playing word games. You claim to be for small government, but by "small" you mean practically nonexistent. You are closer to anarchy than you have the courage to admit, which is what makes you have so much in common with liberalism.
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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