Only 39 of 55 delegates to the first Constitutional Convention signed onto the Constitution. The others refused, mostly because they thought it gave too much power (esp. the power to tax) to the Federal government. They were right. They should have stuck with the Articles of Confederation. Ron Paul would have been one of those voting "no." As usual.
Other names conspicuously missing from the Constitution: Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams and John Adams.
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...
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