“All of them!”

Palin gives her fallback answer when asked who her favorite Founding Father was:

The “Founding Fathers” never really “came together collectively” on anything. They were politicians, with irreconcilable agendas for the emerging nation, and often no small contempt for each other. Jefferson and Hamilton’s disputes are only the most famous bitter dispute, and though the scope of their contempt is underestimated,* it was a comparatively minor one. Bigger questions revolved around such questions as, Should the Constitution be ratified?

Also, John Adams and that Epicurean and materialist Thomas Jefferson would have had words with anyone claiming theirs was a Christian nation.

(during his presidency, Jefferson toyed with the idea of shutting down pro-Hamilton newspapers),


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