More than two centuries ago, a group of wise and courageous Americans laid the foundation for the most powerful, most prosperous nation in the history of the world. Unfortunately, in the years that have followed, revisionists and historical debunkers have taken great pains to cast doubt upon the character and motives of our Founding Fathers.
Often these attacks have become personal. Such claims are unfortunate falsehoods and misrepresentations, but their greatest damage often lies beyond the intended target. By discounting the virtue and honor of the Founders, many historians have effectively cast doubt on the work those Founders accomplished. This falsification of our history has contributed to the sad fact that in the late twentieth century the Constitution of the United States is consistently ignored and sometimes even denigrated by lawmakers and public officials who have solemnly sworn to uphold it.
A number of scholars and politicians, however, believe that the American government must be restored to the constitutional system envisioned by our Founding Fathers. A first step in that direction involves restoring our belief in the Founders themselves, helping us to view them once again as the great and noble men they truly were.
This book is dedicated to that end. It tells the stories of America’s first seven Presidents , all of whom fervently supported the Constitution and interpreted it according to the intent of those who wrote and ratified it. Their attitude and approach, which blessed America through her troubled first fifty years, burn as a bright pillar of fire for all who follow.