I posted my “historical ignorance” comment too early

My post about Thomas Sowell’s historical ignorance would have been a better commemoration of the Fourth than my other blitherings

Why are some people so ignorant about history?

The Founding Fathers were exceptional in their thinking, political philosophy and in their willingness to risk not only their lives but those of their families also. They were not without faults, they were not gods, but they did create the nation and the culture we enjoy today and all Americans should be grateful for their sacrifices while at the same time accepting their humanity and failures. We can respect their actions in creating the United States even while we acknowledge that they were not perfect. Binary thinking is an all too common failing of many. Seldom when dealing with the actions of human beings may those involved be judged as purely ‘good’ or totally ‘evil’


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