Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
Im socially liberal / fiscal conservative as a moderate. Because on more stances than not, I hate government spending. Even if on plenty of positions, I think government spending is absolutely justified (and I get that fiscal conservatism applies to more than just government spending).
Moderate usually means a mix from both sides but it does not have to divide along social or fiscal lines.
If your justified areas for spending are not based on Constitution though, then it's not fiscal conservativism.
There's another area besides social versus fiscal— and that is expansion of the central govt's powers. One of the main ideas behind our Constitution was to limit it's expansion and giving it more money doesn't do that. That giving it access to money easily would eventually reduce liberty.
So moderate's today, are in the BIG govt camp.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950