Nor could they imagine or approve of the massive standing military we currently enjoy, the ever-increasing influence of religion on government, or the bastardization of science for political ends. It really does cut both ways.Ned Flanders wrote:I can't believe the Founding Fathers could imagine or approve of the modern welfare state and the size of governement as a whole.
But the thing is, they were savvy enough to understand that there was no way they could envision where the great experiment they set in motion would lead, which is why The Constitution was devised to be amendable, checks and balances were set in place, and elections were provided for on a regular basis. Looking to the Founders to guide us is foolish. They gave us the power to guide ourselves.