You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #17: You do realize some of the Founders opposed those views? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #6
17. You do realize some of the Founders opposed those views?
Thomas Paine was notorious for his opposition to slavery, land ownership required for voting, among other things. You can't judge them based on the standards of our time. We can judge them by the standards of their times and in many ways they were years ahead of the curve, especially Paine, yes I know I'm slightly biased towards him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Favorite Founding Father? white_wolf  Apr-28-11 12:35 PM   #0 
  - I like these 4 almost equally because of their unique perspectives:  Zorra   Apr-28-11 12:39 PM   #1 
  - Ronald Reagan  L. Coyote   Apr-28-11 12:44 PM   #2 
  - Can we please try to call them Founders  LiberalEsto   Apr-28-11 12:44 PM   #3 
  - James Madison, without any doubt.  closeupready   Apr-28-11 12:45 PM   #4 
  - I have two: Madison and Jefferson  Hosnon   Apr-28-11 12:47 PM   #5 
  - None of them  Annata4Peace   Apr-28-11 12:54 PM   #6 
  - We fixed that later.  MineralMan   Apr-28-11 12:57 PM   #8 
  - Fixed? It's still a fight.  Annata4Peace   Apr-28-11 01:08 PM   #13 
     - Uh huh....whatever you say.  MineralMan   Apr-28-11 01:12 PM   #14 
        - Since you asked  Annata4Peace   Apr-28-11 01:26 PM   #20 
  - You do realize some of the Founders opposed those views?  white_wolf   Apr-28-11 01:21 PM   #17 
  - I'm a strong Jeffersonian, I guess.  MineralMan   Apr-28-11 12:55 PM   #7 
  - Ol' Ben Franklin was a hoot! Jefferson comes close, for his rewrite of the bible.  kestrel91316   Apr-28-11 12:59 PM   #9 
  - "You know, well, all of them  Contrary1   Apr-28-11 01:02 PM   #10 
  - Ben Franklin  SteveG   Apr-28-11 01:04 PM   #11 
  - Tom Paine  RevStPatrick   Apr-28-11 01:07 PM   #12 
  - Josiah Bartlett  Shiver   Apr-28-11 01:12 PM   #15 
  - Benjamin Franklin  hifiguy   Apr-28-11 01:20 PM   #16 
  - Washington  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-28-11 01:23 PM   #18 
  - Abigail Adams  dawg   Apr-28-11 01:25 PM   #19 
  - Thomas Jefferson. A man well ahead of his time.  Paper Roses   Apr-28-11 01:29 PM   #21 
  - Probably Thomas Jefferson. Fond of Ben Franklin as well. n/t  InvisibleTouch   Apr-28-11 01:39 PM   #22 
  - Jesus.  Golden Raisin   Apr-28-11 02:29 PM   #23 
  - b frank  frylock   Apr-28-11 02:50 PM   #24 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC