Sunday, October 7, 2007
Next time some neo-con starts spouting about the founding fathers
In fact, I take all that Founding Fathers, stuff with a grain of salt. They were not, and are not, gods. Many were slaveholders. They had only the perspective that the 18th century provided.
Yet they had a keen sense of injustice, especially when it was being doled out by a tyrant.
They created an important document, not infallible document, that has guided us through more than 200 years of American-style democracy.
And they established some important principles.
And most of those who shout, "founding fathers" are looking for a way to disgrace them.
Labels: founding fathers, george washington, prisoners of war, torture
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