Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
There is a lot of misinromation taught in our schools about our founding fathers
For example, imo, Thomas Jefferson was a wino, a plagerist, a slaveholder who sired children from his slaves who spent way too much time in France. Another one is George Washington who I think was a really mean prick. He enforced discipline in his army by executing some of it's soldiers as a warning to others and to enforce discipline in the rans. It takes a real prick to do something like this and not a choir boy. Also, Washington sold out Tom Paine, my favorite founding father, an left him to rot in a Paris prison, after all that Paine had done for this country. Of course he believed in slavery, too.
Paine, on the other hand was one of the few founding fathers who fought against African slavery in the US. He wrote a famous essay called "African Slavery", about it.
Some things the founding fathers said will live in infamy, such as "inalienable rights", etc.
Here is an essay from Tom Paine that is still relevant today.
Thomas Paine / Dissertations on First Principles of Government
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I'm not saying anything is wrong with criticism. In fact, I think it is our duty as citizens to criticize the government. What I am saying is that neither criticism not glorification should be independent of the other. The bad should be balanced with the good. Putting either view by itself is misleading, to say the least.
Rush Limbaugh is a toolbox. He dated my sister's boyfriend's mom, lolz.
An option three selection is from the mentally deficient - from those who favor book burning.
I chose other, naturally.
The fathers were smart men, no question.
We also have smart people today (I hope).
Lets hear from them and their ideas for today and tomorrow.
Our founding fathers did not have to face nearly the problems we have today.