The founders tried to guard against con artist tyrants — but our democratic republic may end anyway 

Our founding fathers were of an era when slavery and colonization were a direct extension of the “t’was ever thus” of history. To fault them for their failures to live by our current standards (by which they fail miserably) is to miss the point.So too is praising them for their idealism and vision

Source: The founders tried to guard against con artist tyrants — but our democratic republic may end anyway – Alternet.org

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