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Old 09-07-2019, 10:13 PM
Sitnam is offline
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Originally Posted by DrDeth View Post

"white men having a disproportionate amount of power
"? disproportionate ? There weren't many asians or latinos or free blacks back then. Since free whites were about 99% of the voting blocs back then, their power was pretty proportionate .

And not much left in the Constitution gives a edge to white males anymore.
If you think something like the Tea Party movement isn’t about preserving white male privilege you have not been paying attention. Therein lies the adoration.

In casual conversation with modern Americans the Founding Fathers wouldn’t come off as worthy of respect. They were exceptional for their time, take them out of it and they are not.

Which is all something to remember every time you see a 250 year old quote used to reinforce an opinion about a current situation.

Last edited by Sitnam; 09-07-2019 at 10:15 PM.