Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Hear someone making a political point about a Founding Father? Better check the facts first.

Were the Founding Fathers 'ordinary people'?

As Independence Day approaches, PolitiFact Wisconsin examines a statement often made by Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail that the founders were "ordinary people."


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The Latest from PolitiFact


An exaggeration as big as Texas


The games are back

Mostly True

The national average was even higher

Support repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws

Mostly False

Less bullion might move and it's not in Federal Reserve

Mostly False

The unborn don't have rights under state law

Mostly True

The quote came from his first gubernatorial campaign