"A statesman is a dead politician. We need more statesmen."
I am a huge fan of the Fourteenth Amendment. More than any other amendment, it brought the "blessings of liberty" to the greater bulk of the American experiment. The founding fathers were in fact a bunch of politicians who were incapable of passing a bill with meaning and teeth, so they punted the problem down the line. Took us around eighty years, a civil war, and the violent death of four percent of the male population to complete the process.
But we have a group of people here in the USA who truly worship the founding fathers. When I hear some f-ing loony start to spout off about the intentions on the founding fathers and what they wanted from the government of the newly formed country and how divine help was imperative to the process, I immediate start mentally planning what's for dinner tonight while I pretend to listen.
You always have some christer bozo claiming that God wanted this or that and if you read between the lines and look for the "founder's intent" you will immediately come around to their way of thinking. I usually find that these folks are the most likely to have a set of robes in the closet and spend their spare time reading Leviticus.
Hell, for that matter, the constitution wasn't even a first effort. If it was divinely inspired, would we have needed practice swings? It took us eight years of wrangling to reach the compromises required for the Constitution to come into force. That kind of time-line has committee and compromise written all over it in my mind.
So, I would consider it a kindness and a sign of maturity if we got over the puerile hero worship of the founding fathers and the idiotic channeling of their thought and got on with the hard work of compromise and self-denial necessary for a mature society to be able to govern itself.