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here's a link that shows how good things were in the early republic:

Timeline of United States inventions (before 1890)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_inven...

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.