Beyond Marble Faces…The Founders in Historical Perspective

It’s open season on our Founders… writers today attack them more vigorously than ever before.  21st century sensibilities substitute for constructive analysis of these men in their time.  The judgements are harsh because of  perceived failures in our history.  Racism, sexism, and elitism exist because our Founders were all of the above.

Do you really know us?

Do you really know us?

We are so far removed from our Founders… that we cannot see them for the men they were.  We blame our imperfections on them and disregard their efforts in the formation of our republic.  They have been relegated to lifeless marble and ridiculous caricatures. Sadly, the Founders were much more than that- their essence, utterly eludes today’s ambitious biographers.  Public virtue and social character mattered…

 

James Madison Preparatory School presents the annual History Dinner–  Thursday, April 10, 2014.  6pm JMPS auditorium

 

 

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2 responses to “Beyond Marble Faces…The Founders in Historical Perspective

  1. Folks so call quoting what “the founders said or did” really grinds my gears! Especially folks claiming the foundation of the US was based on Christianity! This was the Enlightment people!!! Jefferson made his own version of the bible for crying out loud!

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