I don’t think the Founding Fathers were unconscious of their own hypocrisy. I think they wrote the Constitution in the spirit of “Don’t do as we do, do as we say” in the hope that one day we would. They knew — none better — that human beings are inherently flawed, which is why they created a nation of laws and not a nation of men. Because of their faith in us to do better than they did, We the People can guide our national direction with our vote.
I voted yesterday. How about you?
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