Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Letting It Slip

The 4th of July was just too much for this democrat to take.

SOMEONE HAS TO SAY IT or we are never going to get out of this rut: I am sick and tired of the founding fathers and all their intents.

The real American question of our times is how our country in a little over 200 years sank from the great hope to the most backward democracy in the West. The U.S. offers the worst healthcare program, one of the worst public school systems and the worst benefits for workers. The margin between rich and poor has been growing precipitously while it has been decreasing in Europe. Among the great democracies, we use military might less cautiously, show less respect for international law and are the stumbling block in international environmental cooperation.

We ought to do something. Instead, we keep worrying about the vision of a bunch of sexist, slave-owning 18th century white men in wigs and breeches. Even in the 18th century, the founding fathers were not the most enlightened thinkers available. They were the ones whose ideas prevailed. Those who favored independence but were not in favor of war are not called founding fathers. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania — with whom John Adams bitterly fought in the Constitutional Congress of 1776 because Dickinson did not believe it was necessary to engage in bloody warfare in order to achieve independence — is not a founding father. You could speak out against slavery and still be a founding father, as long as you did not insist on its abolition, as many did who aren't in the pantheon.

I guess our great founding fathers were nothing more than sexist, racist, bigots. How many times do I have to say that democrats have a vicious, if they weren't so cowardly I'd say violent hatred for America? The longer they're out of power the more likely their true fellings will come out. How long can one hide their disgust for our country?


Anonymous BLAKE said...

Mark Kurlansky begins his oration with "I am sick and tired of the founding fathers and all their intents." Many words and numerous remarks about the stupidity of the signers of the constitution he states that we should stop 'worshing'the founding fathers. He urges that we build a nation of great ideas. "That is after all the intent of the founding fathers." This is more double-talk than I've read in a long, long time from any so-called "journalist. Sounds like a dumb po***ck to me.

July 05, 2006 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

This article by Kurlansky was sickening. How dare he speak of our founding fathers in such a disrespectful way. And I agree, he should get out of our country since he dislikes it so much.

July 05, 2006 7:40 PM  
Anonymous B.Poster said...

I don't think it is fair to say the Democrats are out of power. They have enough members in the Senate to block anything that they don't like via the use of a filibuster.

July 08, 2006 6:00 PM  

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