Founding Fathers Essay My mind goes back to the year of 1787, were my founding fathers debated the future of America. They knew that a strong nation must have a strong foundation. In contrast , a week foundation will bring about the downfall of the nation. First off, I would like to say thanks to Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principle author of the declaration of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. If I were able to talk to Thomas Jefferson, I would tell him that the writing of the Declaration of Independence was a good idea and that without it we would still probably be under the control of the British colony! Now with the Declaration, were free! I thank you so much for this Thomas Jefferson! The next Founding Father I would like to thank is John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones was a Scottish sailor and the United States’ first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolution. He also was the man who started the Navy SEALS. Can you imagine if we didn’t have the Navy SEALS; we would be without defenses in our country. But thanks to this man now we have our defenses. If I was able to talk to Jones I would tell him that our country is now safe because of the SEALS. And I would also ask him how did he start the Navy SEALS and how. I thank my Founding Fathers for making it possible for us all to live together as one family, united by a strong foundation of human rights, equality, and freedom. And I think about humanity in our present day lives. Mankind has advanced itself over the last decade, but the liberty of mankind has not yet followed its path.