The real problem is government trying to handle every personal and social affair. Look at us today! 16 trillion in debt and growing. Had we listened to those chauvinistic slave owners, we not only would not have a debt, but we would have much lower taxes and probably a surplus. Plus our federal government would not have nearly the control over the people as they do today.<quoted text>
The people who wrote the Constitution lived in a small rural country, huddled along the Eastern Seaboard with a population of 3.5 Million — a large part of which was financed by slave labor ... many of them believed that it was okay to own other human beings. Almost all of them believed that women should have no role in public affairs. Almost all of them believed people without property have no role in public affairs and no right to cast a vote. Why on earth would anybody think that their decisions ought to bind us now being that huge country with a population of 315 Million? So whenever we discuss something like gun control or national healthcare, before you know it, we're off and running on a completely irrelevant conversation about what people thought 250 years ago, instead of addressing the real problem.
Half the people in our country rely on a federal government check either to supplement their income or are entirely dependent on federal government. And you have the balls to criticize our founding fathers? If they could come back to life, they would laugh at us.
How did it get this way? We allowed people with little or no skin in the game to vote on representatives to steal money from those who have it to give to those who don't. So just allowing landowners to vote was not such a bad idea. Why should people with nothing be able to vote to take my money?
Now those people on these social programs have it better than the working. They have a larger family, eat better, and have better medical care than those who work for it. But we aren't wrong--the founders were.