Skip to comments.Social Issues vs. Fiscal Issues
Posted on 06/15/2010 7:19:06 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
The media are forever trying to create a division in the Republican Party between those who care most about so-called social issues and those who want priority for fiscal issues. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is the most recent politician to fall into this trap by asserting that the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues."
The truth is that social and fiscal issues are locked in a political and financial embrace that cannot be pried apart. Those who emphasize runaway government spending and out-of-control debt and deficits must face the fact that those trillions of dollars are being spent by government on social problems.
Those who care about Big Brother's dictatorial intrusions into our daily lives and privacy must come to grips with how and why Big Brother has vastly increased his regulatory power. Government powers, as well as the money in government's hands, have expanded to deal with social problems.
In order to reduce government's size and power, and restore the limited government sought by fiscal conservatives, they simply must address the social issues. It's the breakdown in our culture that has caused millions of Americans to depend on government for their living expenses and for solutions to their personal problems.
In the not-too-distant past, we had a society where husbands and fathers were the providers for their families. The 1.7 million out-of-wedlock babies born last year (41 percent of all births) and their unmarried moms now look to Big Brother as their financial provider.
The decline of marriage is not only the biggest social problem America faces today, but it's also government's biggest financial problem.
It is encouraging that some grassroots groups are now searching for remedies to the marriage problem.
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Add in national security and we have Ronald Reagan's three-legged stool that we must replicate in order to take our country back.
It would be good for conservatives to support each others' virtues the way the libs support each others' vices.
PS I have never met a person who described himself as “socially liberal but fiscally conservative” who didn’t just side with the liberals when push came to shove.
I would like to know what the Governor means by ‘Social Issue’. When set against the Democratic agenda it would seem to include every moral belief a man has.
We sell out our beliefs for a Democratic assurance that they will stop spending us into a black hole. (Whoops don’t let the oldsters of the NAACP see those bad words)
People need to list out the “Social Issues” that the government is involved in and then start cutting out the ones that are none of their business.
Exactly, McCain and Romney being two recent examples.
Liberals have no problem telling people what to eat, drink, drive....but can’t tell people to get/stay married.
They get all worked up over childhood obesity but are mum on children living in poverty with their single mothers.
I could go on and on.