“The Founding Fathers were trying to find the golden mean on the continuum between anarchy and tyranny. “
But they were willing to take anarchy over tyranny.
The Founding Father were very much men of the elite, who wanted to protect their property. None the less, they themselves were revolutionaries, and they could only push people so far. You have heard of Shays Rebellion. We,, they didn’t win on the ground, but they managed to throw out of office all those official who set the dogs on them. Early day Tea Party.