Did the framers have expectations of the citizenry

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    Anyone have any proof of the framers opinion on this?
    I have plenty I just prefer not to deal with Maws.
     
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    Why do we care?

    The framers' opinions were that women shouldn't vote and only landed gentry should... that slaves were legal and each was 3/5 of a person.

    The people we are now are the people we are now.

    Thankfully we've evolved.
     
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    And that's exactly how some people want this country today. Quite sad, isn't it? I wonder if the OP does. :eusa_think:
     
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    Thankfully they did leave us with the methods needed to make corrections. And yes we have evolved and continue to do so. Sometimes not always for the good. But Generally I think we've done better than anyone in 1776 could have dreamed of.
     
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    Had they not had the 3/5 in there, the south would have been able to over whelm representation and codified slavery forever.
    It was a purposeful move to allow slavery to be ended in time.
     
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    Or, they could of gotten rid of slavery. However, more than one founder happened to own slaves. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Our Framers I believe trusted the citizenry to have a SELF RESPONSIBILITY not government responsibility.
     
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    Im fairly certain that is the extent of what is taught in school about the framers and the creation of the country.
     
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    Nope. I know plenty about the framers. I do know they would probably be horrified by your worship of them though. Goodness knows you ignore how much people like Adams used the Constitution as a kleenex.
     

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