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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    I don't think the Founders were uniformed in their thinking and if they had to join one of the parties today I highly doubt they would all join the same one.
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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    None. The Founding Fathers were not in favor of "factions" (AKA political parties)
    And yet they almost all ended up members of one.

    The Federalists would lament the non-existence of their party and would also probably stand horrified at how far things have gone in the direction of federal power seizure from the states, and hopefully most of them would feel guilty, because they ought to.

    The Democratic-Republicans would disassociate themselves entirely from what the monster their party has become, which should now properly be called the Socialist Party.


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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    They'd watch daytime TV and become stupid.

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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    They'd watch daytime TV and become stupid.
    Since the Constitution is a liberal document, I say they would mostly be Democrats.


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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think the Founders were uniformed in their thinking and if they had to join one of the parties today I highly doubt they would all join the same one.
    Dammit, Digsbe stole my answer. The founding fathers where not monolithic. You would get some democrats, some republicans. Probably not many libertarians since the founding fathers where quite brights and very practical.
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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    Well they clearly wouldn't be Obama-approving democrats, thats for sure.

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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Since the Constitution is a liberal document, I say they would mostly be Democrats.
    No. Wrong on both accounts. This would take a long lesson in history which would show how for most of history the democrats have been the pro-slavery anti rights people, including at the time after the war of independence and the civil war.

    Anyway. My answer is unrelated to either. The founding fathers play no part in todays world. They cannot pick up the cup and bring things back to the normal, good state of affairs. Only the living can do that. Sadly, there are very few who are willing and many who are incapable and unwilling in governance. On both sides of the political american spectrum.

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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    This depends on who we are talking about. Jefferson would probably be a libertarian. Adams maybe a moderate Dem. The issue of slaves would be irrelavant since we no longer have slavery. Those that held slaves and thought them as property would probably be Tea Party people.

    I do not know the politics of many of the FF"s but again it would depend.
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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    Quote Originally Posted by betteramerica View Post
    Well they clearly wouldn't be Obama-approving democrats, thats for sure.
    I can think of any number who would be Obama type democrats. Most notably probably would be Jefferson.
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    Re: If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what party would most they be members o

    I think that they'd fit into multiple parties. For one, I could not see Jefferson being a Republican with the party the way it is. Honestly, I couldn't see any of the Founding Fathers being Republicans. I could easily see Hamilton being a Democrat; but other than that, I'm fairly certain that the Founding Fathers would either be Libretarian (was liberty not the reason that they started their own country?) or start their own party.
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