Progressives often cite difference of opinion among the Founders of our nation concerning a variety of issues as some sort of "proof" that they are deeply divided on matters related to independence and human liberty.
But actually they weren't.
Among the Founders there was broad agreement on several key principles, among them being that human beings are meant to be individually free and not slaves, liberty is worth dying for, government is meant to be as small as possible and exists only to protect human liberty, and going to war is an acceptable means of securing those liberties.
The only real disagreement among the original patriots revolved around the details. How do we best implement and maintain a society where liberty is valued, propagated, and protected?
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