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What if our founding fathers were around today?

First if you have not ever read any of their quotes or speeches please do so before answering ..if you will..

The question is.,

What if our founding fathers were around today..would they be accused of promoting a religion e.g. Christianity..and would some be calling for their heads for 'hate speech'?


Asked by tnmomofive at 5:05 PM on Feb. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (24)
  • Yes they did promote Christianity, and that is why I take issue with people raising hell about religious quotes on government items, it is a historical part of our country and should be left alone.

    George Washington was actually quite progressive with slaves for the times, all of his were given wages and freed upon his death.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 6:32 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • You cannot even relate the two. Times have certainly changed and the way people look at things have changed. Our founding fathers were brought up with different things as being NORMAL.

    Answer by sati769leigh at 5:07 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • but some say they never meant for our leaders to even speak of any religion or profess their own to the people...

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:19 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • They would be beaten in the ground for their thoughts on blacks and other non-whites and women....You cannot ask this question as the times have changed dramatically


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:35 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Yes that is true about blacks sweet

    I do wonder though since quite a few on here claim they werent christian and they NEVER spoke of God or anything relating to..suddenly its well it was normal for the which is it did they hold Christian values and present them before the people and sometimes quoted the bible or didnt they?

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:57 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Yes, they would be called gun toting, Bible thumpers.
    Examples : “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” George Washington
    "We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!" John Adams
    "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams
    In Benjamin Franklin's 1749 plan of education for public schools in Pennsylvania, he insisted that schools teach "the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern."

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:47 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Oh, the founding fathers (and mothers/sons/daughters) would have been seen as absolute obstructionists who's only aim is to disrupt the status quo. They were founded in their religion (as a whole) and they were completely dedicated to the cause to the pain of death. Which, as a matter of history, some did just that. If the textbook/curriculum committees get their way our children will never learn that fact.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:09 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Or they simply said those things for the sake of expediency. Keep in mind, politicians are more corrupt now than they were then, but they were still politicians... more to the point, they were slave owners who said that all men were created equal. Take it with a grain of salt.

    Answer by Koukla12905 at 7:09 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • I would assume that would be the least of their concerns with everything this adm is trying to do.

    Answer by Carpy at 7:15 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • We live in a far better world today. One our founding fathers would have not imagined. I really don't care what they would think. Yesterday is gone forever, life is about today and tomorrow. We need to change with the times.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Feb. 7, 2010