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Posted: 5/27/2002 1:24:37 PM EST
nel? I've always known them as the "Founding Fathers". Please tell me this is not some PC crap.
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 1:40:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 2:07:54 PM EST
i think they used brothers as the "fathers" didn't see themselves as "fathering" anything. i think the majority of them would have laughed at being called Founding Fathers. especially when you consider that the History Channel show is having a pretty big focus on all the in-fighting amongst them, i think "fathers" connotes a little to nicey-nicey picture than reality really was. just MHO.
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 2:13:47 PM EST
I thought it was some PC thing too once I first saw it. "We" consider them as the Founding Fathers. I would think they would consider themselves more like Brothers in Arms. So they come up with Founding Brothers... Made since to me after I thought about it.
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 3:21:23 PM EST
THere is also a book about the "founding fathers" called [i]Founding Brothers[/i]. I believe it was written by Joseph Ellis? There may be a link there too.
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