The fundamental tenant of the left is egalitarianism. You think the American Revolution was a leftist movement? In what alternate universe did you study our history? First I think trying to apply these terms to that era is fundamentally flawed, but you can't read the writings of any of the founders and find a morsel of leftism. Just because we founded our country on the equality of men and a list of God-given inalienable rights does not mean the we were trying to create a country where all men where guaranteed equal property.