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Tue Dec 13, 2016, 12:49 PM

20. You are abysmally ignorant of US history if you think the framers of the Constitution were fundies

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....of the modern ilk. They would have drawn back in disgust from today's Bible-thumpers.

Some were devout Christians, but others were Deists and agnostics. They were, to use a long popular phrase, Sons of the Enlightenment. References to "the Creator" were not to Jesus per se, but to a more general being, such as a divine clockmaker who wound up the universe and departed to let it run itself. They believed in human free will, intelligence, and education.

They were men of their time in sometimes regrettable ways, but they wrote documents that changed the way the world thought about individual freedom, and a Constitution and Bill of Rights that have been copied the world over whenever people have endeavored to found new nations.

Those documents are alive, and able to change as we change. I believe that. If it were not so, women would still have fewer rights than children and the mentally defective, and African Americans would still be enslaved.

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