posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 09:27 PM
Lately I've been thinking of how America might have been different if the founding fathers had done more to really address serious social and
financial issues, although I realize that conspiracy theories abound about the Freemasons links with British royalty, etc.
So putting the secret society stuff aside for a moment, think about how things would have been different if the U.S. had banned slavery in 1776 and
granted all African Americans full rights, including homesteading rights. If that had been the case, millions of African-American families would today
have greater wealth due to inheritance from land holding, just like millions of Anglo-Americans. Doing that in 1776 would have radically changed the
course of America for the better.
What if they had been genuinely friends with American Indians instead of bent on wiping them out? Who knows what kind of co-existence could have been
What if they had been keen to preserve nature instead of plundering resources?
Call me naive (and I know many will) but all my life I've heard what a great job the founding fathers did in framing the Constitution and so forth.
Yes, I agree up to a point, but just think of how much better it would have been all these years if they had tackled some of these issues that have to
do with a more even distribution of wealth.
They had a fresh, clean slate in 1776 and did most things right, but didn't go far enough to try for a more utopian vision of the future, in my
opinion. Just outlawing slavery and giving all races homesteading rights would have made a huge difference in American history. I realize that to
homestead, they took land away from American Indians, so I don't know what could have been worked out non-violently and in a more friendly and
cooperative way, but our country started out violently and today it's still a violent nation.
Too bad it went that way.