Originally Posted by surftheiop
But if we want to follow the spirit of the founders we should still have slaves and women shouldn't vote, things inherently change with time.
But you have places like Germany and Switzerland which pretty much invented capitalism having no trouble adapting to provide for their people who are in need while still keeping a better credit rating than the US.
I dont think this stands as an appropriate counterpoint to "people believe the gov'ment will screw up". If the cited countries are running in a purely capitalistic manner then this is evidence which supports john... er... perrotfish's claim
I also didnt see anything in his post which led me to believe that he was suggesting we go back to what the "founders" had. as a "government of the people" any viewpoint is valid and when enough of these viewpoints band together it spawns policy. That is all. We need not bring the revolutionaries into this