Children of the revolutions, we make them out of bits and pieces
After the war was over, the Founding Fathers must have been at loose ends.
Winning your independence from the past is one thing. Creating a future from scratch is entirely another. Like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution’s laid out a map of lofty principles. But if every step of daily life had to be invented anew to conform to those principles, revolutionary life would have been very existential.