The founding fathers, the most prominent statesmen of the American revolutionary generation, responsible for the successful war for the colonial independence of Great Britain, the liberal ideas celebrated in the declaration of independence and the form of republican government defined by the Constitution of the United States. Although there are no agreed admission criteria, membership in this selected group generally requires striking contributions to one or both of the foundations of the United States: during the American Revolution, when independence was won, or during the Constitutional Convention, when nationality was achieved. For political and personal reasons, including opposing egos and opposing ideologies, the revolution of the founding fathers failed. But the nation that started them did not. The achievements of Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson and the other founders cannot be underestimated; They have created a viable country, which has become a leading world power.39 While this huge avalanche of historical evidence promises a good way for a more nuanced and differentiated interpretation of the generation of founders, the debate should retain a particular advantage for most Americans. As long as the United States, as a Republican government, exists at the end of the 18th century, all Americans will live the legacy of this creative moment and therefore cannot escape their major and tragic implications. And because the American founders were real men, not fictional legends like Romulus and Remus of Rome or King Arthur of England, they will not be able to bear the impossible burdens that the Americans will have to impose on them by reflex, perhaps inevitably. The issue of state strength, unlike a strong federal government, was at the center of the founders` disagreements and sparked disagreement among them. Within the young country, the federalists wanted a strong national government, while the Republicans did not. Republicans feared that a federal government would become too powerful, including its ability to collect taxes, raise standing armies and make a public debt to foreign nations.11 The country`s first Father`s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Washington State. But it wasn`t until 1972/58, after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother`s Day official, that Father`s Day became a national holiday in the United States. Dad…

Read more But myths become dysfunctional when they paralyze instead of inspiring. The cult of the founding fathers has become masochistic, because we call on them to blame us for having such petty politicians. We put the founders on an imaginary basis to consider our own politics as under their contempt. It`s too easy to call Mrs. Clinton a non-Jefferson or to denigrate Mr. Trump as a sad variation of Hamilton`s airy altitude. We flog ourselves not to risk our life or property for a higher ideal. Our early policy was so anguishing and glaring because there were so many issues that leaders and their supporters were struggling to define the revolution and the Constitution. The Union of States and the Republican government were new, weak, vulnerable and open to discussion.