VIDEO: Students say Founding Fathers are ‘villains’

  • After a recent Fox News poll showed Americans under 30 were most likely to describe the Founding Fathers as villains, Campus Reform asked students to weigh in.
  • Most students agreed the Founding Fathers were better described as villains than heroes.

After the results of a recent Fox News poll showed that Americans under the age of 30 were more likely than other age groups to describe the Founding Fathers as villains, Campus Reform asked students to weigh in.

[RELATED: Mizzou students demand removal of 'racist' Thomas Jefferson statue]

“They accomplished a lot of things, but a lot of them were not very good"   

“They accomplished a lot of things, but a lot of them were not very good,” one student said.

“Villains,” another answered when asked if he viewed the Founding Fathers as heroes or villains. “They owned slaves.”

Campus Reform also asked students if the Founding Fathers did any good, which most had trouble answering.

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“No, I’m sorry, no,” one student said when asked if anything came to mind.

“I’m sure [they did some good], but that’s all I’m going to say,” another added. “Again, I’m not the best at history.”

[RELATED: VIDEO: Young Americans support removing statues, renaming buildings....even for Founding Fathers and recent Dem politicians]

Campus Reform then asked who should be the nation’s heroes instead of the Founding Fathers.

Not someone that I can really think of on the spot right now, but there are definitely better people that we could look up to

“Sacagawea,” a different student said.

One individual even said former President Barack Obama, because “he was our first, the first black president.”  

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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