Show of HandsShow of Hands

Mattwall1 October 14th, 2013 1:51am

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton go into a time machine and come to present day America. You are their guide. What do you tell them about their experiment?

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citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/15/13 5:59 pm

I'd let Hamilton rub Jefferson's nose in the fact that his vision for America was more closely followed than Jefferson's.

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/15/13 1:05 pm

Please don't have a heart attack on me!

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/15/13 1:05 pm

Please don't have a heart attack on me!

DavesNotHere where am I
10/14/13 1:29 pm

Hey guys, you really needed to take care if that slavery thing right away. And you need to modify some if the amendments. Would you like to see my iPhone?

Mattwall1
10/14/13 7:21 pm

Ben Franklin: "what is this iPhone? Does it attach an eye into this tiny device?"

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/14/13 5:27 am

Welcome to the future. There is certain to be some drastic culture shock for you, as well as dismay at the current way many things are done.

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 5:05 am

That it has become diluted by big government activists

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/13/13 8:59 pm

States rights. Foreign banks. Gun control. Voting.. etc

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/13/13 8:59 pm

Hey founders you forgot to protect us from The day when tryrants label hard workers wealthy, and think 5% of the population paying 90% of the taxes is still not fair.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 8:09 pm

I tell them nothing, because I have nothing of use to them. I listen, because I really, really want my own time machine.

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 8:13 pm

Lets assume Ben Franklin made it from an oven and Paul revere's gunpowder tooth paste,

Skarface Banned
10/13/13 7:58 pm

If tell them to go smack the sh*t out of our pitiful congress.

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skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 5:04 am

I think they would be more interested in smacking the shit out of the President.

AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/13/13 7:13 pm

Well guys, we are now best friends with the British, we are arguably the worlds best superpower. Politics as we know it is vastly different than how you knew it. Oh, and the Internet, yeah, everyone in america can look at anything. Any piece of...

AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/13/13 7:14 pm

Information, but most of us use it to watch videos of cats and their quests for cheeseburgers.

Mattwall1
10/13/13 7:17 pm

Hamilton wouldn't mind the first part.

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/13/13 7:06 pm

Great question, Matt!

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/13/13 7:05 pm

"There's this great app called Show of Hands, where you can tell everybody how you feel about the country today."

They would look at me funny and say, "What's an app?"

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 7:07 pm

Then they'd be like "normal people participating in politics??!! Quick back to the time machine!!"

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 7:03 pm

I guess I would start by explaining all of the social changes in America - that would be the best way to explain why their American has changed. Then I would start blowing their minds with the tech changes

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 7:05 pm

Franklin and Jefferson would probably be like "how do I make this when I return?"

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/13/13 7:03 pm

"Look what's happened to your little experiment! What do you think of the country now?"

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 7:05 pm

Jefferson would probably do an I told you so moment, Washington would react socially, Hamilton would demand a life term president, and Franklin would want pure democracy and be mad we aren't as scientifically advanced anfpd educated as we could be

veritas1 Panda
10/13/13 7:58 pm

If anything, it would be Hamilton pulling an I told you so. We have an industrial and technologically based economy, as does every successful economic power. If Jefferson had his way we'd all be farmers.

Mattwall1
10/13/13 7:59 pm

That's true. He'd still probably want less checks and balances to deal with the changing world, and likely a life time president

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 5:03 am

Well yeah but let's face it Hamilton was the worst founding father.

beanD California
10/13/13 7:01 pm

I say, "Let's just say, now that there's time travel, can I go back with you guys?"

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beanD California
10/13/13 9:53 pm

Then I tell them they're lame.

Userperson merry passover
10/14/13 4:57 am

Lame, what foreth is this term?

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/13/13 6:59 pm

Matt, I'm sorry you never made it to on air.

No, that's not what I would tell Jefferson, et al.

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 7:01 pm

They'd probably be like "what is this in air you speak of?" Franklin would then try to invent a way to step on air.