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Happy Independence Day : What Would the Founding Fathers Say?


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, most Americans consider the Fourth of July one of our nation’s most important holidays, and recognize it celebrates signing of the Declaration of Independence. Far fewer, however, think the Founding Fathers would be happy with the current condition of the country they created.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 34% of American Adults believe the Founding Fathers would consider the United States a success, down from 40% a year ago. Forty-one percent (41%) now say the Founding Fathers – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson , Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, among others – would view America as a failure. Twenty-five percent (25%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

3 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day : What Would the Founding Fathers Say?

  1. Wow, 41% are so incredibly sad. To not recognize that we are so lucky and blessed to be here . The self loathing syndrome is really bad. Not that it will change their minds but, all should read this “RICH LOWRY: The greatest revolution the world has ever known” it is well written perspective

  2. If questioned, I believe the founding fathers would note that they framed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, which has added amendments since our founding, as a template for the establishment of our republic. There was no promise of utopia. There was no promise of perfection. There was a framework offering the governance of a new country. If a citizen does not believe this form of government works for them, the freedom exists to move to a more perfect country.

  3. If this isn’t an indictment of American Education, then I don’t know what is…

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