Someone want to explain to me why exactly the founding fathers' opinions matter so much to the U.S.? It seems like such an arbitrary argument to me.
Shouldn't it only matter what the country thinks now, and how best to advance from this point forward? If the founding fathers hated bacon, should the U.S. as a whole stop eating bacon?
Just because they were the first to actually create a government doesn't mean that their government is the best. Things grow and change, and isn't it a bit odd to assume that people NOW know what the founding fathers would want if they were alive? Even when you take things that they said exactly, there's still two important questions: 1) Is that opinion only because of the times they lived in? and 2) What makes this guy's opinion valid in regards to this specific situation?
When I see "the founding fathers wanted [blahblahblah]", what I'm really reading is "I don't really have a good reason for what I want, but America, HOORAH!".