Today the Founding Fathers Were Invoked…

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For their ability to carry a tune

For not “envisioning career politicians

For having tensions with the free press

For believing in the right to bear arms

For not making racist, bigoted, and depressing remarks

For supporting and “educational vision” centered on “local control.”

For having their pictures replaced by pictures of football players

As radicals

For making sure we were a republic and not a democracy

For writing a Constitution that distributed power between the states and the federal gvoernment

For respecting the rights of conscience

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?