The founding fathers were obviously inspired by the French Socialist Enlightenment. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3767410
They thought the Common People can rule themselves. You don't need aristocrats and Kings ruling over you.
Long Live Socialism and the American Republic.
And the common people have ruled themselves just fine - not always happily and not always the way one side wants but the USA worked through it.
Right now we have Govt using criminal tactics against its people to achieve what it wants. Those who side with it expecting the other half to pay for it all are on one side.
Those who take care of themselves and promote self-sufficency are on the other.
So who is the King and aristocrats again? Oh yeah - the revenge-filled and angry people who do not think economics matter as long as they get what they want.
This is what is ripping the USA apart.
Here is the difference between a USA Patriot and a Socialist:
Take away everything from a USA Patriot and they will protest but will build it all again.
Take away everything from a liberal/socialist/communist and they cry and whine because they lost their toys.
nObama had the commie attitude cemented in Chicago. Started in Kenya - cemented in Chicago.