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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'?

 
tnmomofive

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.
    truealaskanmom

    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.
    sati769leigh

    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...
    tnmomofive

    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

    sweet-a-kins

    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 time...so which is it did they hold Christian values and present them before the people and sometimes quoted the bible or didnt they?
    tnmomofive

    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."
    Crissy1213

    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.
    jesse123456

    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.
    Koukla12905

    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.
    Carpy

    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.
    Anonymous

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

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