Author Topic: 13 Things About America That Would Make The Founding Fathers Turn Over In Their Graves  (Read 455 times)

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Offline Lando Lincoln

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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

Offline rangerrebew

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They might disappoint the founders, but they anticipated it all.  If a person reads enough of their writings, it is apparent they wanted people to be aware of the things that would lead to the downfall of the "great experiment."  Today most people consider themselves smarter and more knowledgeable than the people who wrote the Constitution. Disappointed, yes, but it wouldn't make them roll over.  Sigh a lot maybe, but not roll over.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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