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SCOTTG67

30 months ago

If you could talk to the founding fathers what would you say?

I would ask for advice on how to fix the conudrum we have in this country today.
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tuelj

  30 months ago
This is a really thought provoking question. I think that the Revolutionary Founding Fathers would be collectively amazed at what the United States has become. Collectively I'd like to ask them if they think civil liberties have been eroded. I think they would answer that the state interferes too much in what they regarded as in the realm of a person's choice. I would particularly like to ask Thomas Jefferson that. I think then I would ask them what they think about our trillions of dollars in national debt. I think that would really worry all of them. But frankly I think these concerns would really be troubling to many of our past presidents. I wonder for instance if Jackson would see more or less of his Jacksonian Democracy extant in America today. And there are a lot of other questions I would ask. I would like to ask them if they intended freedom of religion to freedom from all public religious expression. Plus I wish we could get absolute clarification on the second ammendment. Too bad we can't ask them anything.
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tuelj

  30 months ago
This is a really thought provoking question. I think that the Revolutionary Founding Fathers would be collectively amazed at what the United States has become. Collectively I'd like to ask them if they think civil liberties have been eroded. I think they would answer that the state interferes too much in what they regarded as in the realm of a person's choice. I would particularly like to ask Thomas Jefferson that. I think then I would ask them what they think about our trillions of dollars in national debt. I think that would really worry all of them. But frankly I think these concerns would really be troubling to many of our past presidents. I wonder for instance if Jackson would see more or less of his Jacksonian Democracy extant in America today. And there are a lot of other questions I would ask. I would like to ask them if they intended freedom of religion to freedom from all public religious expression. Plus I wish we could get absolute clarification on the second ammendment. Too bad we can't ask them anything.
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newgranma

  30 months ago
I would ask them to state in black and white exactly what they think is the division between church and state to define it to the last breath so there would not be so much controversy about what it is
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quiritas

  30 months ago
I would ask how is it they could be so hypocritical and expect America to grow into a great nation. "All men are created Equal" ...but they owned slaves...land of the free home of the brave...yet they captured and killed of the Natives and stole the land (thievery is not brave). However that's the past. We need to ask ourselves what we are going to do today in order to build a better tomorrow....
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JonathanPurple

  30 months ago
I'd ask the founding fathers for a raise . . . .
For those who want a better understanding of the constitution and the founders intentions . . . . . Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay pretty much lay it all out in the Federalist Papers . . . . . .
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huskies719

  30 months ago
I would ask them if they intended the Constitution to be a reflexive document or not. I believe in strict construction and it would be nice to hear them agree with that.
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nranger7

  30 months ago
haha that's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard! Do you not realize that the founding fathers were around before the industrial revolution???? They wouldn't have the first clue of what is going on today! It's like asking a toddler to explain algebra in a foreign language. There's also no such thing as a "conudrum".
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Cookielady931279

  30 months ago
I would thank them for literally putting their lives on the line in order to make the United States a free country. They were committing an act of treason according to British law. I would tell them that, although we have problems in this great nation which they helped to create, we are still a free and independent people who pull together, support and encourage each other, especially in times of national distress. I would thank them for giving us the Bill of Rights so that we are free to criticize our government and our leaders without fear of retribution. And I would let them know that I am SO glad that I was born in this country and just how much I love it! Oh, and I would let them know that there's a fantastic musical called "1776" which is about them - and that I think that it should be required to be seen by every middle and high school student so that they can see just how close we came to not being a free country!
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lcurts38

  30 months ago
If I could talk to our founding fathers I would ask them how they feel about what's going own in our country today. I would ask them how they feel about the unemployment rate being so high and people losing their homes. I would ask them what would they do to get this country back on the right track and what they would do to create jobs. How they feel about the Constitution laws being broken.
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Cölster

  30 months ago
Do you still support slavery? How do you feel about women no longer being treated as inferior beings?
The Founding Fathers would be so so out of touch with what is going on today that I don't think they would be of much help, but it would be interesting.
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