Why Conservatives Love the Founders

A Salon writer wonders, "What's the conservative fetish with the Founding Fathers?" It's because we read history, my sadly ignorant friend. So did the Founders. History is full of Obamas, and the people who idolized such power-hungry, self-glorifying narcissists. The Founders understood human history in their very bones because they read history -- from the Bible to the Roman Empire to bloody and tyrannical Europe to the Americas themselves. If you want to understand Obama, just look at any idolized hero in Latin America: Chávez, Fidel, Bolivar, Juan Perón. Look at European monarchs. Look at Napoleon.They are all the famous Man on Horseback, the hero of the hour who instantly turns into a tyrant. Even today Latin America is bedeviled by its own Obamas, who all demand to be idolized and worshiped. Obamas are a dime a dozen. The Founders knew about abuse of power by arrogant and ignorant narcissists over and over again in human history. They read it in...(Read Full Article)