The idea that your heroes must be flawless is childish. You can respect the work of the people who helped form this country without pretending they never did anything wrong. It's pretending they didn't do anything wrong that pushes the people that know better to choose to villify them since a nuanced understanding is rejected.
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.