Preserving the Self-Interests of The Founding Fathers

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A position paper arguing that the Founding Fathers were more intent on preserving their self-interests, when they wrote the U.S. Constitution, than preserving democracy.

“The American Constitution of 1787 established both a lasting government for the United States and, contemporarily, the most democratic government in the world. Nevertheless, it would be a grave logical fallacy to conclude that the Founding Fathers supported extreme democratization of American society merely because democratization was the result of their actions. Rather, the Founding Fathers shrewdly protected their own interests while drafting the Constitution. The Constitution epitomized self-interest of the Founding Fathers.”


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