I am an ardent student of American history, the Constitution, and political philosophy. So, yes, I have very strong opinions. I wish you would take the time to read what I wrote, my friend, and not go off quarter-cocked with suppositions and accusations that are entirely unrelated to what I wrote. I was not criticizing those founders as hypocrites at all - I admire them. What I am saying is that the "conservative ideals" they wanted to believe and apply did not work in the real world, so they adapted, and, for the most part adapted marvelously. Both Jefferson and Madison are outstanding examples of such adaptation. I am not a purist, though I am an idealist.

I would ask that you approach this discussion with some humility rather than hubris.