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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

The_Elite_Elite Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:26 PM
Completely right! The government has no right to tell people how to live their lives as long as they harm no one but themselves. But if a belief in freedom isn't good enough for some people, then there are the undeniable facts of government intervention making things worse.
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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