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I’m really getting tired of reading columnists who invoke the principles of the Founding Fathers as their touchstone, e.g. Linda Turley-Hansen, Oct. 13, 2012. Just which Founding Father is she referring to — Alexander Hamilton, who thought state governors should be appointed by Congress; James Madison, who didn’t think the Constitution needed a Bill of Rightsl; or Patrick Henry, who said he “smelt a rat” when asked why he declined to attend the Constitutional Convention?