Every important Republican leader over the past twenty years and Justice Scalia insisted the original intention of our Founding Fathers was to curtail the growth of a powerful Federal government. They insist our Founding Fathers wanted more power to the States and less to the Federal government. Examine the record:
The original government was based on the Articles of Confederation which gave all power to the States. The result was chaos and that is why a Constitutional Convention was called to create a powerful Federal government. Alexander Hamilton, the initial Secretary of Treasury believed the Federal government should–build roads and canals,provide economic assistance to new manufactures, assume responsibility to pay off State debts, and carry out forceful foreign policy.
Along came Abraham Lincoln, founder to the Republican party, and what did this Republican do?
He had the Federal government fund construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, he had the government set aside land to be sold in order to create new colleges, he welcomed immigrants, legal or illegal. He also passed the initial income tax, he pushed for high tariffs to protect American manufacturing,and he had the Federal government give away free land to anyone who wanted to become a farmer.
So,how come our Founding Fathers believed in ideas from the Democratic Party?? Oh, he had no interest who was in public restrooms.