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    Re: The Founding Fathers Were Libertarians

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    As I've said many times, socialists and liberals are wrong.
    I agree, you have said it way too many times.

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    Re: The Founding Fathers Were Libertarians

    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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    Re: The Founding Fathers Were Libertarians

    Do You Believe Our Founding Fathers Were Libertarians
    The only answer is no for many reasons
    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
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