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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:14 PM
No, why would anyone possibly think that from ANYTHING wrote? I told you I live my life what most would call "socially Conservative" Why would I want the Gov to FORCE me to live my life otherwise? Did you post to the wrong person or not read my post?
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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