We were very fortunate as Americans that our founding fathers were arguably one of the most intelligent and educated generations in recorded human history. The principals and wording this country was founded upon are continuing to change the world centuries later and have been the basis for every righteous revolution since. However our founding fathers were a vast collection of different ideologies and were very complex men just as our politicians are today. Considering how often our founding fathers are cited in modern political discussions, I thought it would be fascinating to discuss our favorite founding fathers, who they were as people and what they'd be like today. My favorite founding father was by far Thomas Jefferson. Arguably one of the most radical thinkers and intelligent men in history. The writer of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, and one of the most biggest proponents of religious freedom in history. Little known fact but Jefferson also worked to end slavery in Virginia early in his life before giving up due to the opposition of the time. The man was a fiery radical in his writing proposing that the constitution be torn up every 20 years and rewritten by the next generation. Ironically though the man apparently was very mousy in real life has he had difficulty with public speaking and very rarely engaged in the public arena. Thomas Jefferson's political views were so out there that it's hard to imagine he'd even be able to exist in the modern political arena.