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With signs of patriotism abounding for the Fourth of July, a new survey indicates seven in 10 Americans think the Founding Fathers would be disappointed by the way the United States has turned out, 237 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Despite the high level of patriotism, 71% of Americans think the signers of the Declaration of Independence wouldn't be pleased with the nation today. That number has steadily risen since 2001, when the number stood at 42%.
"This indicates that Republicans' and conservatives' growing disenchantment with a Democratic president could be one of the underlying factors in the decline in the percentage of Americans who say the signers would be pleased," stated a release with the Gallup poll.
70% Americans Believe Founding Fathers would Frown Upon Today
Originally posted by beezzer
Consider, if you will, if the Founding Fathers came back, they would be persecuted for;
Owning fire arms
Their views on taxation without representation
Their idea of freedom of speech
Invasions of privacy
Scope of government