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Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
I mean seemed like a lot of double standards behind it. "All men are born equal" - thomas jefferson....slave owner, (does anyone else see anything wrong with that? or am i the only one?)
did ya ever stop to consider that maybe some of them wanted to be slaves?
some would rather live the high life as a slave to a rich family that treats them like one of their own,
as opposed to living life as a free vagabond that has nothing, cant find a job, and dies at an early age.
Originally posted by Habit4ming
I don't have time right now to thoroughly research your links, but hope to do so later--and possibly respond again.
I'm not sure that I'll respond again, though, since whenever I see the word DEMOCRACY, I cringe--we are a Republic. It's been my experience when reading articles referring to USA as a democracy, that most times they are so far out in left field (pun intended) that they're not worth the effort of refuting.
As far as the Founders/slavery issue goes, the Constitution, with its 3/5 clause, was specifically instituted in order to do away with slavery. There are many many articles online about this fact. Here's one: theamericanconservatives.org...:the-founding-fathers-the-constitution-and-slavery&catid=977:b log&Itemid=175
Originally posted by filosophia
The Declaration of Independence represents the pure form of American idealism, a declaration to withdrawal from all forms of control by Great Britain, and did not include a government of its own. The articles of confederation was the next phase of American idealism, still strong in the sense of political independence, but still a government per se.
The constitution was a the federalist's attempt at scraping the Articles and replace it with a more centralized government. Still, the bill or rights provided a balance to the federalist powers, and the three branches of government seemed good in theory.
The constitution is not perfect, but if followed it would be pretty good. The problem is, if the founding father's were so evil, why isn't the constitution followed to this day? If a gold standard hurts the common man, why isn't a gold standard implemented? If the second amendment was meant to cause continuous havoc on the world, why is the government trying to restrict the second amendment? It's hard to imagine that the founding father's were some type of diabolical geniuses if the current government ignores their original intentions.