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Thread: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I guess that would depend on which "Founding Fathers" you are referring to. Perhaps Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, authors of the Federalist Papers and prime movers behind the shanghied "Constitutional Convention" would be happy. I'd even add Benjamin Franklin.

    However, if you asked Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, and a number of others of like mind, probably not.
    Well now Madison was already disappointed at the way things were going before his death. He was opposed to the SCOTUS taking the power it took and, like Jefferson, thought that would lead to no good. Of course he was correct in that thought.

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Idk, Thomas Jefferson wanted the Spanish Empire to fail so the US could "gain it from them piece by piece"
    so teh presidents of this age are on the right way
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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Okay so let's think about this for a minute. According to how the founding fathers created this amazing country, I think they would be happy in many aspects. But at the same time there are some issues that are occuring in the government that they wouldn't be so proud of. But we can't really say what these aspects would be because the American population as a whole doesn't have a clue of some of the things the government does. Every country has its corruption, even the US and this is something the founding fathers would be sad about. But there are plenty of things the American people should be proud about.

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    71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    91% of Americans don't know jack about the Founding Fathers...

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    71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be pessimistic but, I am a realist.

    How can you look at the world's economy, the 3/4 of this population that live paycheck to paycheck".
    That paycheck provides more now for the average human than at any time in the past...

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    I'm not of the opinion that the Founders views would've remained stagnant given the accumulated knowledge, experience and world events over the years, or that they would find a country with a stable political climate and the world's most powerful economy and military to be a disappointment.

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    That paycheck provides more now for the average human than at any time in the past...
    More what?

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The Way The Nation Has Turned Out | Techdirt

    I would be among the 71%. If you look at us now and compare us to the past we have become a lazy, arrogant, and stupid people. And the goverment has done many things that are unconstitutional (ex secret laws). Do you think they would be dissaponted in us, and is so why?
    I'm part of the percentage of people who doesn't care what a bunch of people who died 200 years ago would think of the country today. It is completely irrelevant.
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    71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    More what?
    More of everything; quality if life has increase exponentially over the last century.

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    More of everything; quality if life has increase exponentially over the last century.
    The last century as a whole? Sure. The last few decades of it? Not so much.
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