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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

The_Elite_Elite Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Indeed, it doesn't seem to matter which party is in control, they both do the same damn things. Democrats talk a big anti-war and cutting military spending game when out of power, but then they get in and start waging their own wars and make no cuts to military. Republicans talk about entitlement reforms and overturning Roe v Wade, yet do nothing about either of those when they get in power. There is no real meaningful difference between the two parties, and the sooner people wake up to it the sooner we can actually start a new party that is actually pro liberty.
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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