FISCAL V MORAL:
John Adams stated, our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. He also said "the moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." What? Property is as sacred as anything else in the mind of a God fearing Founder? Thats what he said.
Translation: Property is what you receive in exchange for your God given time and talents, and therefore is the expression of the sanctity of life outside the womb, which like life inside the womb, is indeed sacred. It is the issue we all share, whether we realize it or not, because a loss of property means we lose everything else to tyranny by definition. You cant save a single unborn child if a bureaucrat or the taxman owns the fruits of your labor, and therefore owns you and your time. This is powerful common ground.
Politically, the establishment ignores the fact that Republicans win by running social conservatives. Social conservatives often ignore the fact that these candidates won by stressing other issues. Reagans foci were the greatness of the free market and the evils of the communism, though his intellectual consistency was morally based. The historic wins in 1994 and 2010 included mostly social conservative candidates, but neither election had an emphasis on social issues, other than the moral component of limited government.
In other words, what all of us have in common is an interest in property rights, regardless of what our individual hot button issues are. Social liberals are being naïve when they discount the fiscal cost of moral depravity, and social conservatives are naïve to ignore the moral cost of fiscal depravity. Pastors enjoying tax-exempt status are being hypocritical and intellectually bankrupt when they impugn fiscal only conservatives or sit out elections. The Bible talks a lot about the moral component of money, and even the atheist Ayn Rand recognizes it. We must all recognize it, or well have a nation with no morals and no money. And yet, this divide threatens our ability to ever beat the liberals.
Today, you have to beg permission, and pay off the stasi, just to dig a hole to go to the bathroom in!