posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 09:48 AM
If, by men, they mean the term "mankind" as it is commonly refered to, then i believe:
Slavery would not have been allowed
Women would have been allowed to own land and at the very least, vote.
I'm glad you posted this. I share your feelings. I respect the founding fathers, but i dont wish to idolize them like we're taught in school these
They were men too, going with the flow of their time.
Modern times chooses to amplify the good, and omit the bad. How 'good' would white Americans feel if they admitted that the white founding fathers
were, indeed, racist, sexist men who started a country.
They were Racist
They were Sexist
but those were the times they lived in. Society naturally progresses in thought and action as time goes along
I hate to sound like captain
obvious, but had we never had prejudice back then, we wouldn't have "equality" right now.
[edit on 7/16/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]