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Who's your favorite founding father?

Asked by jacksonRice (407 points ) July 4th, 2008

Mine is Thomas Jefferson. If you have a really good founding mother, she’s welcome too.

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buster's avatar

Samuel Adams because he makes a good beer.

Harp's avatar

James Madison. He introduced the Bill of Rights, championed the principle of the balance of powers, and fought against the influence of aristocracy and special interests. My Man.

beast's avatar

No one has said George Washington? Hmm.

PupnTaco's avatar

After the HBO special, John Adams is tied with Benjamin Franklin. But it’s hard to top an old lech who took “air baths” in his front room for the ladies of Philadelphia to view.

marinelife's avatar

Benjamin Franklin. He was so much more than just a patriot.

mirza's avatar

Alexander Hamilton – only self made founding father, immigrant, saved our economy with his economic plan

judyprays's avatar

john hancock. i like men with big signatures.

siliconcalley's avatar

alexander hamilton – ditto with mirza

Zaku's avatar

I like Jefferson and Franklin.

marinelife's avatar

@mirza & siliconcalley And he founded the Coast Guard.

lefteh's avatar

Thomas Jefferson for damn sure.

AlienS's avatar

Alexander Hamilton

cheebdragon's avatar

∗Andrew & Ben∗

shockvalue's avatar

Nick Fury

scamp's avatar

Ben Franklin

breedmitch's avatar

<——That’s me with my favorite: Jefferson.

gooch's avatar

Ben Franklin he even started the first fire dept. In the US.

winblowzxp's avatar

I like them all…but I like John Adams most for his inclusion of the 2nd Amendment. George Washington wasn’t a Founding Father; he was just in charge of the Cotinental Army. He didn’t even want to be the first President of the United States. And the only one to serve under the Articles.

Harp's avatar

@winblowzxp
ahem…

lefteh's avatar

@winblowz: “George Washington wasn’t a Founding Father”

That’s a terribly inaccurate statement. Why would you not consider him a founding father?

winblowzxp's avatar

Because he wasn’t. He was the General who led the blue coats.

Harp's avatar

Sounds like we need a DNA test.

lefteh's avatar

He was also instrumental in the creation and execution of the goals of the Continental Congresses..

winblowzxp's avatar

I don’t see how…he didn’t partake int the debates, and voted on a handful of articles. His largest contribution was leading the Cotinental Army to victory.

lefteh's avatar

He was a primary figure in the movement to draw up the Constitutional Convention because he realized that the Articles of Confederation were not going to function well in the long run.

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