Friday, July 3, 2015

Walker's condescending tale of those "Ordinary People" we call our Founding Fathers!

Thinking back on my elementary school days, I hate the way I was lied too about the pilgrims and thanksgiving. It was sugar coated history at its worst.

Now we have Scott Walker's amazing sugar coated account of the founding fathers. PolitiFact:
Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'? In closing a June 20, 2015 speech to the Faith & Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C, Walker repeated the story, describing how, as a boy, he viewed the founding fathers "like superheroes."

He was awed when, in 2011, he stepped into the building where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated and signed.
"And I looked at the chairs and I looked at the desks and it dawned on me. These were ordinary people. These were ordinary people who did something extraordinary. You see, they didn’t just risk their political careers. They didn’t just risk their business ventures. These were patriots who risked their lives -- their lives -- for the freedoms we hold dear today."
Walker has many times called the founding fathers ordinary people. And while campaigning, he has emphasized that he himself doesn’t come from wealth or prominence, even bragging that he bought a sweater for a dollar. We thought we’d offer a little history lesson on who the major founding fathers were, and where they came from.

"They weren't ordinary," said Brown University emeritus history professor Gordon Wood, author of "Creation of the American Republic," "Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different" and other books. "They were the elite of the day, involved in highest levels of the society."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They weren't the "elite." That's just not right. Some of them were from the masonic lodges like Washington and Franklin, but they were hardly "the elite of the day." The elite of the day was King George taxing the colonies into slavery to a foreign nation. Much like all western nations are enslaved to the western banking system today and the Crown Corporation (different from the Queen) in London. Look at the headlines. Greece has no way out of this mess because they simply live beyond their means and are enslaved to the European Union with debt that cannot be serviced any longer.

A default is coming. For all of us. I hope you're prepared for it.