Originally posted by no1marauder
Of course, Washington was wealthy though he gained most of his wealth by marrying the richest widow in Virginia. But you also claimed he was "well educated" which he was not.
Further, you claimed that the Revolution would have been impossible without the wealthy. This is rubbish. The Revolution started among the small farmers and tradesman of New England. They were the backbone of the Revolution, not a few wealthy individuals.
So what was a "good" education in the 1700's? I'm sure Washington got a better education than most.
Additionally, Washington was not the only Fouding Father. He had many well educated peers around him.
How do you reckon ignorant men wrote the Declaration of Independence and Constitution? To think that these men were not educated is beyond ignorant. And without these documents, the Revolution probably would have devolved into tyranny. As it was, as soon as they declared their independence they turned right around and passed the Alien and Sedition Acts which were Unconstitutional. Thankfully, Jefferson was able to challenge these laws and by in large get rid of them. Today, the Alien and Sedition Acts would be comparable to Obama signing the NDAA that gives the government the right to lock up citizens on the basis of being suspected terrorists without due process, only, there is no knight in shinning armour like Jefferson to overturn them. In fact, FDR used some of the remaining provisions of the Alien and Sedition Acts to lock up innocent Japanese Americans during WW2.
Try giving Mr. Wood a call. Maybe he can set you straight.