From Robin Morgan’s website:
In Fighting Words, Robin Morgan has assembled a toolkit for arguing, a verbal karate guide: a lively, accessible, eye-opening collection revealing what the framers (and other leading Americans) really believed:in their own words. She resurrects the Founders as the revolutionaries they were:”A hodgepodge of freethinkers, Deists, agnostics, Christians, atheists, Freemasons:and radicals.”
Two blurby reviews:
“Fighting Words is the indispensible Little Red (and White and Blue) Book for reclaiming our country, a “Quotations from Chairman Jefferson”–plus Washington, Madison, Franklin, and many more. Funny, eye-opening, accessible, smart, and best of all really useful for combating the “Christianizing of America.”:LILY TOMLIN and JANE WAGNER
â€œHere are the real words of our founders, free of the prison of rightwing distortion–and we’ve never needed them more!”:GLORIA STEINEM
Here is an essay Morgan published in Ms. on the same topic a couple of years ago.