They were, even by today’s standards, some of the brightest and most educated men in the world. They knew, as they wrote the Declaration of Independence and, later, the Constitution, that they were writing a document not just for the now, but for the ages.
To think that they didn’t weigh every word, consider multiple what-if implications, but dashed these documents off in a cloud of quill feathers is beyond impossible.
Some people sing in the shower. Me? Sometimes I argue, sometimes I give political speeches… usually political speeches. People say I should run for office.