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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

The Original King Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:38 AM
"because those who consider themselves liberals are liberal across the board, fiscally and socially"................where the hell did he come up with that? Not even close to being true.
John5103 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:39 PM
You were obviously born yesterday.
Enrique25 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Prager even makes the point himself when it suits his purpose. For example talking about African-Americans' opposition to gay marriage.

And let's be clear that's what this is about. He says it's about the American Trinity, yeah whatever. It's really about the GOP talking about surrendering on gay marriage. And Prager is on record saying that gay marriage is the #1 issue in America, more important than the economy and terrorism.
Donjindra Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:49 AM
"It's really about the GOP talking about surrendering on gay marriage. And Prager is on record saying that gay marriage is the #1 issue in America, more important than the economy and terrorism."

I'm more cynical than that. It's about greedy opportunists (like Prager) who see a cash cow in creating false issues through which they can sell their opinions to a market they create.
The Original King Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:49 PM
Don.............no doubt at all that SOME of the far right crowd fall into that category. At times Prager does, such as when he shills (in commercials) for an alternate plan to that well known radically liberal organization, AARP.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:41 AM
true, but when did they become to care with what is true?
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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