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The Founding Fathers, The Framers

Updated on September 9, 2012

The Smart Men

The Founding Fathers Wrote The Constitution

In current times you will not hear many individuals arguing for freedom. You might hear a lot of people arguing for healthcare, clean energy, education, and protection. I have been defending the constitution for a long time. Every once in a while I will get someone that explains, "The Constitution is outdated with all the great technology and innovations we have achieved." This is a common misconception when talking about government. After President Bush most people came to the understanding that supporting a liberal ideologies would fix our economic woes. Most voters came to the conclusion that corporations are bad and government is the solution. Most people don't realize that government causes our problems and makes our problems worse. Yes, corporations can do bad things, but if they do something illegal they should be prosecuted by the government. Also, corporations shouldn't be considered bad just because they made a lot of money. They should only be considered bad when the government funds their operations. Government should not be making deals with business. If government funds a specific business, they give that business unfair advantages in the market place, eliminating competition.

The founding fathers never intended for the government to have power of the people. They knew that freedom worked, because they had already experienced problems with the British government, the reason for the Revolutionary War.

The Founders Fathers
The Founders Fathers

The Constitution of the United States is a good outline, and if we followed it we would see so much more prosperity. The Constitution brings the rights to the people, and to the local level. It is better to keep all the hard subjects to the decision of the states. When the federal government rights laws it affects everyone in our country. What was great about our country was states could choose the laws they saw fit their community the best. People had options. Government isn't smart enough to control the economy and get involved in what values we should have.

If you didn't have the government taking money from you to pay for either someone else, war, or some social program you would have a lot more money. When you give government money they feel they have to spend it and not necessarily for positive reasons. If you kept your money, you would be able to save money, invest, or just buy more necessities. Instead, most people find themselves in debt waiting for the next paycheck.

The founding fathers wanted a Republic. For some reason our country became a Democracy. The founders already understood, and have quoted, every Democracy has failed. Most people realize, and think we are a Democracy. A Republic means that 51% of the people can't take away the rights of 49% of the people. In a Democracy 51% can take away the rights of 49% of the people. You have to understand that when you give people the freedom to keep their own money and take away regulation from starting business the prosperity, savings, and happiness will follow.

People should study the founders and what they really believed..They didn't mean protect the rich, protect the poor, and start wars. The government isn't supposed to be involved in all of these areas such as education, warfare, welfare, savings, health. All the government is supposed to do is protect this country and everything else is left to the states to handle. This is what the founders wanted. They were very intelligent. It makes you wonder what happened to the education system, just ask the government they are the ones running it.


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      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Davesworld, If we limited government power, the government wouldn't be able to auction it off to business. There wouldn't be lobbyists if business was forced to compete. Since we gave government so much power, it is easier for businesses to go to the government for advantages, then to have to compete.

      Taxes should be simplified.

      But corporate tax ends up being passed off to the consumer. Corporations don't pay taxes.

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      6 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      When tax law become seriously convoluted it is only natural that corporations became involved in the political process, if for no other reason than to protect themselves from government. That this has become a series of sweetheart deals favoring one industry over another is the predictable outcome of such involvement. The surest way to get corporations out of government is to simplify the tax code.

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      rex michaels 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting article, you make some excellent points and point out some things I am sure some are not aware of

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      6 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

      This is so true since corporations run the govt instead of We the People who are supposed to. Voted up & interesting


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