The Founding Father’s Values.
September 23, 2007
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Thomas Jefferson.
Yes, it is simply true that several of us founding fathers had an elevated view of life, as a result of our belief in many aspects of the European Enlightenment of our time, which included spiritual values as well. We also were realistic about humanity’s shortcomings.
And yes, we also had human failings ourselves.
Of course, our main concern was creating a government that was workable and that represented the values of freedom and fair play. That is why I advocated strongly for a Bill of Rights.
Our mindset was very different than what is now current. We did not advocate mindless materialism. We wanted to create a government that reflected our higher values.
Yes, it is true that only white male property holders could vote. But times have changed, and humanity has advanced, so we now support building on what we started.