History is kind of strange, like reality;they are what they are and it is only our perception of history and/or reality that changes. Before giving the "Founding Fathers" a pass on their stupidity, greed and intentional ignorance you might consider researching the lynching of blacks, the raping of slaves, Jim Crow and get a real feel for what this Country has actually done. Fifteen United States Presidents owned slaves, eight had slaves while President of the United States, Madison had his own slave at the White House.
Okay, and guess what? Siberian Americans also owned slaves, so what's your point?...oh, and I call them "Siberian Americans" because they were NOT the first natives in this country. It is now a very politically incorrect yet almost scientific certainty that there were people here before the "first nations people" arrived from Siberia. All the most ancient of sites of human habitation in America are clearly not "native American" but are made by someone else. In fact, right here in Washington, they found a skeleton of one of these pre-Siberian aboriginals and it clearly was not a Siberian, but was most likely related to the Ainu of Japan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennewick_man
So what did my Siberian ancestors do when they came to America and found these people there? They probably massacred them. Reason being, all Siberian-American DNA has no trace of any other ethnic group, so they didn't breed with them. So, the same "first nation" people who were massacred by the Europeans massacred a group or groups of people themselves a thousand years before.
Furthermore, when the Portuguese first went to Africa they only wanted gold and spices and were willing to trade. But the Africans preferred to sell them slaves. You see, slavery was a big time business in Africa, with nations like Ghana and Ashanti having tons and tons of slaves, and they were more willing to part with their slaves then they were to part with their gold. That's how the slave trade went on, mostly: my African ancestors being sold by another group of Africans to Arabs who then sold them to the Dutch or Portuguese who then sold them in the Americas. If it wasn't for Africans willingness to enslave one another, slavery would have never happened as it did happen.
You see, history is funny. There are no good guys, and no bad guys, just guys
The fact that the "Democracy" was closed to so many when it was contrived speaks volumes of the writers; they were short sighted idiots with their own comfort dictating their actions and not the general welfare of the rest of the Citizens.
That was at a time when anything other than an absolute monarchy was deemed a radical form of government.
You also might wish to research the omitted text of the Constitution written by Franklin (I think it was Franklin) that freed the slaves. The southern colonies refused to sign onto the revolution if their "free" workforce was taken away from them.
Exactly, they were fighting over it back then too.
BTW, slavery did not end until after a civil war, almost a century after this country was created.
Siberian Americans still kept slaves well after the civil war. Hell, the Comanches had a practice of kidnapping women of the opposing sides of a conflict and forcing them into sexual slavery. When the US army entered into negotiations with them, the Comanches refuses to surrender the settler women whom they kidnapped and claimed they had the right as a people to gang rape them. Well, the US army responded by killing the bastards, thus ending the negotiations.
This is a historic fact, btw.
Currently, everybody is blaming legislators for the problems in our Country. The legislators are partly to blame. When somebody says "overturn Citizens United v. the FTC" and then blames the elected official it is quite clear they have little understanding about anything.
If more of the legislators were against corporate personhood, it would go away.
Citizens United v. the FTC was about a law written to limit funding by Corporations that was overturned by a Judge sitting in a Courtroom; not a lawmaker/legislator. The law was written by lawmakers/legislators which says they did do their job. This eventually went to the United States Supreme Court where these traitors to this Country overturned the law, essentially selling our country to the highest bidder.
That I agree with you on.
The only solution to this is to amend the Constitution to specify who the rights defined in the Constitution are reserved for; the individual. This eliminates all private funding for elections and legislation that does not come from an individual. The Court has no say in this and has to follow the rule of Constitutional Law. IOW, the Courts now has to strike down laws giving Corporations any rights.
Well I think business have certain rights, just not the same rights that people have. If I donate a hundred dollars to a candidate it is not the same as a corporation donating a hundred thousand dollars to a Super-Pac.