For a long while now the media has been trying to convince us that the Founding Fathers were seriously flawed men. Of course, none are perfect. They had weaknesses to overcome just like the rest of us mortals. The problem with going back and judging their personal lives though is that they’ve been using today’s standards to judge men harshly for things that were not considered out of line during the 1700’s. It’s like making a law today and going back to last week and expecting people to have obeyed it. History doesn’t work that way.
Calling them Deists is only one example. Read what the Founding Fathers wrote about their own beliefs before you make a decision. They left letters, books, documents…all in their own handwriting for us to study. And, it’s high time we did, too. We’ve allowed others to taint the history of this country, by giving us their biased interpretations. These folks are very anti-patriarchal, which basically means they’re ticked off before they have the facts. Being angry that women didn’t have the vote in 1776 belies the fact that women have always had influence from the cradle.
There is a lot of injustice in history, but let’s not lay it all at the feet of the Founding Fathers. They were great men, backed by great women, doing a job that none other could do. If you want the true facts, go to the source. It’s all there free to study, whenever you’re ready.
My series on the Feng Shui of the homes of the Founding Fathers has brought me into contact with hundreds of these little treasures, such as:
John Adams, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I believed, and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” June 28, 1813 in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.
You’ll find more if you just look around.