And I, of course, disagree that they got quite a few things wrong.
Uhm, slavery? No vote for women? Then there was the subsequent genocide against native Americans. I would say that was quite a bit that they got wrong. What they got right was considerable progress, but they indeed left lots of room for improvement in my view.
While you may have strong arguments that the federal government should be much smaller than it is today, arguing that it is different than what the founding fathers imagined is not very convincing. And that (appropriate size of federal government) would be a wonderful topic for another thread.
Slavery existed in all states( or at least most) while it was governed by King George and much of the world before the founders sat down to come up with a constitution that all of the states would accept in order to come together. I suspect that they did did not consider it their pressing objective to end slavery as opposed to coming up with some kind of agreement that would bring the union together. Not unlike Abe Lincoln 80 years later. Though he personally hated slavery- for one reason among others because free slave labor competed with the working poor whites, lowering their wages, he still did not run for president vowing to end slavery, nor did he try to do so once in office. He knew he had no legal right to do so and stated he had no intention to try an do so. And when he ended slavery ONLY IN THE SOUTHERN STATES WHERE HE HAD NO CONTROL, he did not end slavery in the Union states, where slavery did not end until about a year after his death. But are you going to count that as a short coming for Lincoln, that he did not actually end slavery in the world that he lived in? And that he did not even consider it until the middle of the war, as an act to weaken the south?
I bet you also think the founders saying that black slaves only counted as 2/3 of a human being was part of the founders slave owners mindset also, don't you? It was a deal insisted on by the northern states so that the south could not count all of those slaves to determine their representation. I'm sure the southern slave owners would have liked to count them as 150% human being as far as representation of that state in congress.
You talk as though the founding fathers invented slavery, and if they did not end slavery that disqualified them from coming up with the best and most just system of government the world has ever seen. Good grief. And why would they give their women the vote, when women in general did not have a vote anywhere else in the world- or had not had it for very long- and women had little to say about anything in the their marriages, in society in general. And also, just as now, had no responsibility to give 6 years of their lives to Uncle Sam and maybe be forced against their will to die in combat? Why would the men that ran that society, just like the men who ran the world, giver their wives the vote? You seem to think their job was to end all of what you think is the worlds injustice, rather than come up with a constitution that allowed America and freedom to flourish as no where else on earth. Well, that was not their job.
And do you think the founding fathers are the ones who invented and carried out genocide against the native Americans, that this is what they wrote into the constitution? Give me a break. The Constitution was an agreement by which 13 colonies could come together as allies, and live together while giving up as little power as possible to the centralized government and the other states. It was written to protect the freedoms of the states and a newly free people from the federal government it was creating and giving some power to. It was not concerned with the things that you mention. I think in what they set out to do they got very little wrong, and because they did not America became the envy of the world, and sometimes even the "savior"of the world. There is a reason we have always had to try and limit the people from all over the world who are desperate to get here.
Rom8:21the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption23..but..we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit.. groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body