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No, The Founders Were Not Tea Partiers -- NYMag

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Postcard of 'The Signing of the Declaration of Independence', painted by John Trumbull, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) | Hulton Archive via Getty Images

A longstanding conceit of conservative thought, which has returned with new force during the Obama years, is that conservatism is the authentic heir to the vision of the Founders.

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