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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

ZealousConscript Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:48 AM
Also, the Founding Fathers (whose ideas about religion and it's place in society are far from clear) believed that it was OK to own another person, and for women not to vote. I respect their ideas immensely, but we have to admit that in the last couple centuries society has changed and some of their thoughts may no longer be relevant.
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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