There are many problems or concerns here.
The incredibly simple, yet important fallacy committed frequently without much consideration is that one is able to take a large group of people and collectively gather their political and intellectual orientations into one particular mindset. A further error is taking that particular mindset and transporting it into a largely unique time of which they have no understanding. Lastly, in an appeal to the past, certain individuals are wishing that because "The Founders" were "libertarians" that this removes most if not all debate regarding the merits of their political philosophy for our times, and further makes judgement upon the merits of other political philosophies that exist in our time.
Political and intellectual history is not so easily mastered, and furthermore, it is in great error to forget the diverse minds of these individuals who found themselves or deliberately sought to be seen as some sort of "Founding Generation." Their disputes are the goldmines to understanding how they viewed themselves, and how we may view each of them.
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"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
The only answer is no for many reasonsDo You Believe Our Founding Fathers Were Libertarians
first off SOME did share some libertarian view, along with republican and democratic but some also did not. Also even more importantly since the found father did NOT agree on many things theres no way you can group them together, this alone make the answer no
PURE STUPIDITY 1.) Glenn Beck doesnt lie. 2.) Obama is Jesus like 3.) Sara Palin is so smart & shes a great speaker. 4.) Obama does just about everything perfect. 5.) Fox doesn' t lean right 6.) Pro-Choice is no different than Pro-Slavery 7.) MSNBC doesn't lean left. 8.) What TSA does is no different than sexual assault & child porn.
A history lesson.
The Religious Beliefs Of Our Presidents