Independence Day Hypocrisy, Not Democracy | BOCA NO TROMBONE! | Scoop.it
On July 4, 1776, America gained independence from Britain. Everything changed but stayed the same under new management – the way the framers planned it.

Today we’d call them a Wall Street crowd – a deplorable bunch, including bankers, merchants, planters, ship owners, lawyers, politicians, judges, slave owners and traders, speculators, smugglers, privateers, and other type wheeler-dealers.

“We the people,” meant them, not us. They created a government of men, not laws. Property owners alone had rights. Ordinary people didn’t matter, entirely left out.

America’s first chief Supreme Court Justice John Jay said America should be run by men who own it. John Adams stressed having “the rich, well-born and able” in charge.

Government of, by and for the people was doublespeak, the general welfare for the privileged few, democracy verboten. America’s founders had their own interests alone in mind.

The Constitution they created was no masterpiece of political architecture. Alexander Hamilton called it “a shilly shally thing of mere milk and water…a frail and worthless document.” Benjamin Franklin had doubts, America’s grand old man, an enfeebled figurehead at the time.

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