Would the founding fathers would consider America a failure?

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Does present day America reflect the founding fathers vision?

Poll closed Oct 18, 2013.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. PredFan
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    Thanks for covering for those of us too lazy to look that stuff up.:clap2:
     
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    HAHAHA good point!
     
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    I think the Founders would be horrified that they Parasitical Class has assumed control of the country.
     
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    Yes

    but as predicated

    "Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
    Abraham Lincoln

    "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself."
    John Adams
     
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    It lasted a couple of hundred years. It was a decent run. Now it's over.
     
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    The survey sample was way too small to be have any validity. .. :cool:
     
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    The founders were not of one mind, just as Americans are not today. I think some would be surprised the nation is still functioning, as is the government. And lo and behold the government is pretty much as they intended and left. Only 15 new Constitutional Amendments added to theirs.
    At this very moment I think they would see a flaw in the Constitution that allows some malfunctioning of the government and would offer suggestions. Maybe Jefferson would be upset that our attempt at education has not worked as he had hoped. Others might be upset that too much progress has been made and others not enough progress. In all, I think they would be pleased, as most of us should be.
     
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    I do believe they would view the 17 and 16 amendments to the Constitution
    as some of the biggest mistakes
     
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    Jefferson abhorred a powerful central government, especialy the treasury. :eek:
     

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