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The approach Reilly takes in defending the Founding is to demonstrate that the principles upon which it was based were the most positive and productive ideas of Western culture. The application that the Founders gave to those principles was unquestionably original, but the principles themselves were not. The Founders took full advantage of the pregnant ideas that had been bequeathed to them by a tradition whose three originating sources were the thoughts of ancient Greece, Judaism, and Christianity. His book, Reilly explains, “is not so much about the Founding itself as the provenance of its ideas,” the ideas that made the United States possible.
The founding fathers may, between them, have been the smartest and best positioned people at the right time in our entire world history. What they did for humanity and human rights went far beyond our borders and has lasted for almost 250 years. Today's world would look more like China's revolution without the stabilizing effect of the U.S. which is based on the founding principles. For those on the left (communist/socialist) THAT is the problem and THAT is why the U.S. must be emasculated at least or downright destroyed at best. Without exception all of the criticism of the founding fathers, the constitution, the right and capitalism is designed to destroy the country so that the left, communism and totalitarianism can replace it all. In this effort one thing has become abundantly clear and that is simply that the American main stream media is in fact an enemy of the people and the country. While the NY Times and CNN may top that list they are far from being alone at the top. They hide behind the 1st amendment to commit treason and subvert the very constitution they hide behind. Nov 3rd, 2020 may be the most important date in the history of the U.S.