Date: June 04, 2021 11:48PM
That other thread is so long! I wanted to have my voice heard so I started a new thread. Here it is: We could argue till the cows come home about the motives or character of the founders. But why? What difference does it make? The only question is what type of society should we have in 2021? Tying one's political leanings to what the founders wanted is a red herring. That was then. This is now.
I know Mormons (and a lot of other people) get off on the claim that the founding fathers (never mothers!) did what they did via direct input from God and therefore to stray from the path is to defy God himself. But I feel no personal responsibility to agree with that church teaching. If an institution is good then keep it. If it is bad then dump it. We really don't need to ask what Thomas Jefferson or George Washington would like us to do.