On the latest round table discussion, one of the panelists said something striking (to the effect):
“People don’t care about the Founding Fathers or the Constitution. Once you mention it, they’ve already shut down.”
I admit that I find it intellectually infuriating, however, I’ve come toward accepting it more as reality. I catch myself frequently attempting to appeal to things for which most people find irrelevant.
Not sure what to do about that reality. Those who already care for the Founding Fathers or the Constitution are essentially “on our side.”
My interest in the founding Fathers increased only after starting to look at the world in the Liberty v Tyranny lens. I was so ignorant, that for a long stretch of my life I was slightly embarrassed to had been named after the Slave rapist Jefferson who allegedly fathered illegitimate children. Now, I enjoy using Jefferson’s name as a jumping off point to express my love for Liberty.
After Tom Woods, Ron Paul, Mises, & Lew Rockwell, I find it ironic that Thomas Jefferson is more of a Father to me than my own biological father who named me after Thomas Jefferson!