For owning slaves
For creating a Supreme Court that would exercise “judgement” and not “its will.”
For “casting the die” in the “direction of equality.”
For establishing civilian control of the military.
For opposing slavery
For “knowing what they were doing” when they wrote the First Amendment
For teaching us to live with our differences
For opposing hate
And we could go on. The Founders are invoked every day. Isn’t it time we invest in American history so that when we do invoke the Founders we do so responsibly?