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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 months ago

Were the founding fathers really as great as Americans like to think?

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  • Mike L
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No, they were slave owning, hemp smoking traitors to England. But I like to think they knew how uneducated they were. That's why they put in a system of checks and balances. To fix the errors they may have made.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They were people, just like everybody else.  Difference is, they were thinking people, not brainwashed ones......

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  • 8 months ago

    You don't have to be "great" to have great ideas and create a great system.

    That said, they were certainly better than any "politicians" we've had since.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    the founding fathers believed in freedom, justice, and equality, the founding fathers were true patriots who wanted to create a free country that gave you opportunity.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    After 236 years the USA is still around based on the founding principles they created. 

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  • 8 months ago

    They were great men but still human and full of flaws.  Deification of them as some sort of demigods is silly. Respecting their wisdom and dedication is appropriate.  It doesn't mean that wisdom stands for all time and their ideas can't be modified or even discarded as the world changes.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes, they really were.

    I can't say every single one of them were, but many of them including Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson and Franklin were truly exceptional men.

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  • Ro
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I would have to say yes.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Persecute the unbeliever!

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    This question is blasphemous 

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