"That's not the way our framers intended it to be"
Just another worn out quote that certain people use to push their agendas. To be quite honest, I don't really give a rat's ass if my opinions are a hundred percent in line with our forefather's visions. Sure, for the most part they were wise men, but remember, in the grand scheme of things, we laid claim to a land that wasn't ours in the first place.
We have to evolve as the world evolves. We can't hold onto every single thought and idea that was conceived hundreds of years ago without change. That would make just make us mindless followers.
We are always taught to revere such documents as The Constitution, or The Declaration of Independence. The following is taken directly from The Declaration of Independence, which lies under glass in our nation's capital as a monument to freedom. It is listed as one of the reasons why wanted to break away of the King's rule:
"He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored
to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian
savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of
all ages, sexes and conditions."
Our frontiers? Merciless Indian savages? Our forefathers weren't always right....just saying.