For never imagining “a crook like Trump”
For overthrowing kings and aristocrats, such as the “wealthy and educated gentlemen” who “still dominate the government.”
For believing that a republic will only survive if we have an educated electorate
For being slave owners and leaving us with a legacy of racism
For creating a system of government that allowed “ideological disagreements to be hashed out peacefully.”
For not establishing religious tests for federal office-holding
For never envisioning a “super-majority requirement in the Senate” to advance policy changes.
For giving us the right to free speech
For defending an unalienable right to life
For creating a presidential seal that includes the color red
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?