The American founders gave little emphasis to their thoughts about race, gender, or sexual orientation. That lack of notice itself is noteworthy. You see, they seem to have declined to waste their time on identity issues altogether.
What type of person is an American? Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln each used the term “the self made man” in describing Americans. Both are great Americans and they come from different beginnings.
Watching TV this weekend, the contrasts could not have been more shocking to the human conscience. Hoodlum anarchist Gen-Z’ers and Millennials looting and rioting across America in supposed “protest” to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on one hand.