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Perhaps it is time for conservatives to reach back to the beginning of the modern conservative movement in order to regain their footing in the conservative movement of today.

Social conservatism seems to have been reduced to a set of policies —- life and marriage with pornography somewhere in there —- advanced only by the “Christian right” when I wonder if social conservatives could be more effective not by dropping these vitally important issues, but speaking more deeply about traditionalism as William Doino suggested in these pages recently.

The deep thinkers ought to get together with activists and friendly pols in order to shore up the foundation.

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