When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another,They are going to dissolve the bands that tied them to the European way of doing things. Think for a moment about a few of the differences that were desired.
The Founding Fathers rejected the class system. We are so used to the idea that everyone puts their pants on the same way we have forgotten as a people that in Europe that was not true. In Europe the elites had servants who would pull the pants of the Lord up, fasten the buttons and arrange the drape of the coat. They would do this while the person of class stood there and looked bored. You were expected to step out of a person’s way, not because of courtesy but because they were better than you. The Founding Fathers rejected this idea. Our current leaders want to bring it back, after all, they know what is best for us.
The Founding Fathers rejected the idea that the central government should have the power over individual lives. This is an extension of the rejection of class but it is important to realize. When we get to considering the Constitution we need to realize that it’s purpose was to limit the power of government, not extend it.
The Founding Fathers believed in the importance of personal property. Many of the people that came to this country had heard this strange rumor that in America common people could own land. They could have a claim to their own homes. They did not have to be tenant farmers. There were no lords to fence off the grass where their sheep grazed or raise the rent because they felt like it.
The old way of doing things had to go. Don’t let them take us back.
homo unius libri