Today the Founding Fathers Were Invoked:

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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 writing the Second Amendment

For opposing slavery

For inspiring conservatives

For “knowing what they were doing” when they wrote the First Amendment

For inspiring gun toting and Bible thumping

For teaching us to live with our differences

For being biblically literate

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?

 

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