View Poll Results: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY?

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  • Washington

    4 8.51%
  • Adams

    2 4.26%
  • Jerfferson

    17 36.17%
  • Madison

    4 8.51%
  • Ben Franklin

    13 27.66%
  • other

    7 14.89%
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    it is impossible for me to have one but I like Adams, Jefferson and Madison.
    It's interesting that you choose men with divergent political views. Adams and Jefferson barely spoke to each other until later in life. They each felt that the other's views were antithetical to the whole idea of the United States.

    It just seems like saying your favorite Presidents are Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.


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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Elbridge Gerry

    For giving us Gerrymandering, he's had almost as big of an impact on our government than any of the others.


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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Probably Jefferson.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Thomas Paine for Common Sense and Agrarian Justice.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Jefferson. I agree with about 96.5% of his writings.
    Thats a very specific percent lol.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Ben was a pimp.

    Seriously though, a brilliant guy. A man who embodies moving on up in life.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    He was a bit of a hypocrite, however
    He was, especially with the slavery issue. Considering, however, that nearly everyone was/is a product of their time he was pretty solid.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    See no issue with the viewpoint of today's politicians on that matter.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Ever since I looked deep into politics...I've admired Jefferson and his principles of government. I know his contradictions with slavery and the Louisiana Purchase, but I've always been one to love the idea of small government, and individual liberty.
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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Founding Father and WHY.....

    Ben Franklin, because he was a badass.
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