The founding fathers were not extreme right, or radically right-wing in their thinking. They were Humanists and Masons, and the Constitution was so focused on personal freedom because a powerful and dominant clergy was threatened by individual thinking and personal liberty.
Thomas Jefferson used scissors to cut the New Testament of the Bible down to a size he felt was the true representation of Jesus’s message.
These, being the type of people who founded American, should be recognized and admired for independent thinking.
We need to reject the myths and instead, reclaim the heroes of our nation’s past for the real people they were.