The group of American leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence and/or framed the US Constitution.

The largest gathering of political genius at one place and time ever seen in history. They created a system of government that has lasted for about 230 years. Architects of the most free, most prosperous, strongest country human history has ever seen.

Those who say that the framers of the Constitution were trying to protect the interests of the wealthy really mean that they disapprove of the Constitution because it doesn't authorize redistribution of wealth, economic equality, and communism.

The limited powers of the federal government, separation of powers, and the decentralization of power mean that no one is to be completely trusted with power.

The left, however, believes in political messiahs and philosopher kings who are sincerely committed to the public interest. All you need to do to find permanent solutions to perennial social ills like poverty is to concentrate power in such people. The problem they have with the Constitution is that it paralyzes the government and prevents it from trying to engineer a utopian, fantasy- land society.

However, if you don't believe in political saviors and philosopher kings and believe that people are selfish by nature and always will be, you'll recognize the prudent wisdom of the Founding Fathers in constructing a government with internal checks on its power.
Founding fathers: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay.
by proudconservative June 24, 2010
When having sex with a person, upon climax begin to discuss your favorite founding father of the United State, his political views, and their views on the world today. It is a sure way to make the person you are in bed with never call you again. It is especially effective if the partner has no idea what a founding father is.
While laying in bed he discussed with her why Thomas Jefferson, his favorite founding father, and how his views on the role of government on personal freedoms would place a whole new spin on the dialog of civil rights today. He never saw her again.
by STD Revenge April 30, 2007
(1) According to Kurt Vonnegut, the Founding Fathers were marauding "sea pirates" (read: white Europeans), who "founded" new nations in North, Central, and South America by displacing or exterminating the indigenous inhabitants.

(2) ' The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, and establishing the United States Constitution.

' Many of the Founding Fathers owned African American slaves, and the Constitution adopted in 1787 sanctioned the system of slavery.

' Some historians define the "Founding Fathers" to mean a larger group, including not only the Signers and the Framers but also all those who, whether as politicians, jurists, statesmen, soldiers, diplomats, or ordinary citizens, took part in winning American independence and creating the United States of America.' -- Wikipedia
EXAMPLE:

' A lot of the nonsense was the innocent result of playfulness on the part of the founding fathers. But some of the nonsense was evil, since it concealed great crimes. For example, {U. S.} teachers wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

' = 1492 =

' The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them.

' Here was another piece of evil nonsense which children were taught: that the sea pirates eventually created a government which became a beacon of freedom to human beings everywhere else. There were pictures and statues of this supposed imaginary beacon for children to see. It was sort of an ice-cream cone on fire.

' Actually, the sea pirates who had the most to do with the creation of the new government owned human slaves. They used human beings for machinery.

' The sea pirates were white. The people who were already on the continent when the pirates arrived were copper-colored. When slavery was introduced onto the continent, the slaves were black.

' Color was everything. '

-- From Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions" -- Chapter 1 (page 10 - 11).
by Dinkum August 20, 2013
Genocidal slavefuckers.
"Sea to shining sea" meant replacing the red man with the black man, enslaved to do what the white man (or simply The Man - Founding Fathers) wanted.
by Zinnfan April 21, 2011
A group of kids from Fremont, that organize parties
hey bud, you goin to the founding fathers party this weekend?
by jimmayd November 04, 2007
A group of people including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. They wrote the Declaration of Independence, beat the British in the American Revolution, and wrote the Constitution of the United States in order to give freedom, liberty, and democracy to all.

The truth is, however, that they were some of the richest men in the United States at the time and represented only the interests of the wealthy property owners. They ignored the plight of the poor, the slaves, women and sought only to give freedom to themselves. The Constitution was merely a document to frame a government that has, and always will, protect the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else, i.e. 99 percent of the population.
Man, you mean all that shit is true about the Founding Fathers?

Yeah, why else would the government today give billions of dollars in military contracts to Lockheed-Martin and Boeing while ignoring social services and the needs of the poor.

But what about the Bill of Rights?

That was just a bone to make the masses happy and let them think they were actually getting something out of the Constitution. I mean, Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1798 prohibiting anyone from criticizing the government.

That's bullshit.

Yes, our history, country, and government is bullshit. It's nothing but a bunch of rich bastards led by George W. Bush and looking out for numero uno.

Damn.

It gets worse. Go read "A People's History of the United States," get pissed off, and lets change this shit.
by republicanscanblowme March 02, 2006

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