Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
A statue of Benjamin Franklin sits amid the Founding Fathers in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (KRT photo)

Were the founding fathers just ordinary people?

The nation's founding fathers were just ordinary people, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sometimes says.


PolitiFact Wisconsin wondered about that.


Meantime, we hope you enjoy Independence Day.

The Latest from PolitiFact Texas

Limit legislators who are lawyers from making money from lawsuit referrals

Require state elected officials to disclose more about personal sources of income, contracts

Bar spending of certain contributions until they're reported to the state

Require quarterly candidate campaign finance reports

Eliminate loopholes that allow legislators to vote on legislation financially benefiting themselves


An exaggeration as big as Texas

Launch a pre-kindergarten initiative

Create an education outreach coordinator

Enact a 20 percent homestead exemption

Mostly True

Maybe 400 percent