"...You and I ought not to die until we have explained ourselves to each other."
So began the late-life correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson..."
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Our Founders. The ultimate Rorschach test.
We're all pretty sure that their words validate our vision of American governance. And when the framers of the constitution endorse your view, you've got some crackalacka street
cred to go about foisting your opinion far and wide. And as long as you only pay attention to some of what they said, you can go about your business being stunningly amazingly (half) right. And as long as you only keep company with the people who love all the same quotes you do, you can keep the big fat secret from yourself that there's this whole other world of founders' quotes. Here are a few examples, but please contribute your own here . We hope you'll use this space on History and Founders to contextualize the lessons of history as fully as possible to the problems ahead of us. Keep in mind, though, that we are in a world well beyond the imagination of Washington, Jefferson, & Adams. GO!