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The Founding Fathers - Who is your favourite?
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Posted on 10/27/2015 1:48:04 PM PDT by ConfusedSwede

My favorites are Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.


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1 posted on 10/27/2015 1:48:05 PM PDT by ConfusedSwede
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To: ConfusedSwede

Thomas Jefferson by a mile.


2 posted on 10/27/2015 1:49:50 PM PDT by sparklite2 (All will become clear when it is too late to matter.)
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To: ConfusedSwede

Godzilla.


3 posted on 10/27/2015 1:50:50 PM PDT by humblegunner (NOW with even more AWESOMENESS)
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To: ConfusedSwede

Madison


4 posted on 10/27/2015 1:52:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ConfusedSwede

They’re all part of the team and a wonderful conjoined force for humanity, but my favorite didn’t live to see it: George Whitefield.


5 posted on 10/27/2015 1:52:42 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: sparklite2

George Washington, first in war first peace first in the hearts of his countrymen 4 a reason


6 posted on 10/27/2015 1:53:47 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: ConfusedSwede

Right now Patrick Henry is looking pretty prescient.


7 posted on 10/27/2015 1:55:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ConfusedSwede

Depends if you want a rowdy hothead like Sam Adams or Patrick Henry or a level-headed responsible type like James Madison or John Jay.


8 posted on 10/27/2015 1:56:06 PM PDT by x
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To: ConfusedSwede
George Washington, through his sacrifices, his faith, his courage...he held it ALL together.
In all positions, he served honorably with humility and graciousness.

9 posted on 10/27/2015 1:57:13 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (When the going gets tough--the Low Information President Obie from Nairobi goes golfing/fundraising)
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To: ConfusedSwede

You got 2 of my favorites...


10 posted on 10/27/2015 1:58:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ConfusedSwede

Ben.


11 posted on 10/27/2015 1:59:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP: A Slower Handbasket)
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To: ConfusedSwede

So many.

James Madison might be the first to come to mind.

George Washington who had the heart of a true America - would rather be on his beautiful farm than in politics.

BTW, one of my least favorite is Alexander Hamilton who seemed to trust bigger government.


12 posted on 10/27/2015 2:01:08 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin.


13 posted on 10/27/2015 2:01:25 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: ConfusedSwede

William Whipple, signer of the Declration or Independence.

I’m descended from him on my paternal grandmother’s side.


14 posted on 10/27/2015 2:04:07 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Only one solution left.....)
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To: ConfusedSwede
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, many others.

One neglected hero of the Revolution is Philip Schuyler of New York (1733-1904), one of the four major generals selected by Congress right after they picked George Washington as Commander-in-Chief. (His surname is pronounced "Skyler.")

He was not popular with the New Englanders and Congress transferred command to Horatio Gates in Aug. 1777, so Gates got the glory of the victory at Saratoga, but Schuyler went and congratulated him in person on the victory. Burgoyne stayed at Schuyler's country mansion (8 miles from Saratoga battlefield) and then burned it down...but after the surrender Schuyler let Burgoyne stay in his Albany mansion.

His daughter Elizabeth married Alexander Hamilton. Their oldest son Philip was killed in a duel in Weehauken, NJ, in 1801, at the age of 18. In July 1804, Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded in a duel in Weehauken. His father-in-law died a few months later.

Daniel Webster wrote of Schuyler: "I was brought up with New England prejudices against him, but I consider him second only to Washington in the services he rendered to the country in the war of the revolution."

His descendant Gen. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1900-1993) had a distinguished career in the US Army. When the famous military historian John Keegan met him in 1979, he was the last surviving pre-Pearl Harbor general.

15 posted on 10/27/2015 2:05:15 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ConfusedSwede

They were all staunch protectionist so therefore they were all great. They all believed in tariffs as a primary revenue source for FedGov™. What’s not to like?


16 posted on 10/27/2015 2:08:29 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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17 posted on 10/27/2015 2:09:01 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ('Liberalism' is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

That should be Weehawken, not Weehauken.


18 posted on 10/27/2015 2:09:43 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Obviously Philip Schuyler’s dates are 1733-1804, not 1733-1904.


19 posted on 10/27/2015 2:11:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: sparklite2

Thomas Jefferson for me, followed by George Washington as a close second.


20 posted on 10/27/2015 2:11:13 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Register liberals, not guns!)
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