This is an example of how badly the reasons for the revolution have been distorted. Virtually everything Obama and his fellow Marxist/Progressives proclaim is in direct opposition to the Spirit of 1776 and later the forming of the colonies into a united nation. The founding fathers feared government. They understood government by its very existence takes freedom from its citizens. This is why these founding fathers formed a government with very limited powers and put into place the three co-equal branches of government. This was to curtail government influence, not to enhance it.
These founders also limited the federal government even more. They understood, the farther away the governing is from the governed, the greater are the infringements on the freedoms of the governed. They witnessed this first hand, and it was a predominant reason for the revolution. This.is the very essence of “Taxation without Representation”. When those imposing taxes are not mindful of the citizens on whom the taxes are being imposed, you have what we are becoming, after 237 years, a tyranny and not the free nation intended.
The founding fathers signed and made public that famous document mostly because they were free people and wanted to remain such. This means they were and wanted to remain free to live their lives without government telling them how to do it. They wanted to be able to start and grow businesses, taking the risks, but reaping the rewards without government agencies telling them how they must run those businesses. They wanted to educate their children based on their principles and ideals and not on some government official. Mostly, they wanted their children to be educated and not indoctrinated. They knew first hand, less government is always better government.
These reasons and so many more is why the Marxist/Progressives now in Power are so out of step with the ideas of the founding fathers. The founding fathers advocated independence, self-reliance and freedom from government, not the egalitarian, conforming and tyrannical society Obama, Pelosi and the other Marxist/Progressives advocate and are implementing. .