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Who were our Founding Fathers? Were they all uneducated "poor" bastards? NO, I'm afraid not. It took brains, intelligence, great education, and some varied but highly skilled jobs among them. Men of letters, with great skill in writing and formulating opinions & govt policies. It was just a miracle we had such men way back in 1775. Those who wrote the Declaration of Independence & the Constitution had experience in matters of state & monetary planning. Thomas Paine was an excise agent in England, He was also a sailor, corsetmaker, teacher, & owner of a small shop, & later designed an iron bridge, & wrote Revolutionary pamphlets. He wrote that America should have a system of "welfare" for poor people, retired elderly people, wounded soldiers, orphans & widows, paid for out of excess taxes. (SEE? He wrote this in the 1790's --- It was an IDEA of our FOUNDERS, not some Marxist idea from the 19th century). But you can't expect "poor" Republicans, who do not seem to have a very good education, despite all their money --- to KNOW ABOUT THAT. They probably got their degrees from Payola U., from their rich Daddy's donations, so you can't expect them to actually STUDY anything. That is a BIG problem, today, why so many wealthy people are running the show, with no true experience or knowledge, but just an empty degree that is totally worthless, since the recipient was only in college for the great "frat" parties.