Movin’ on Up…to Thomas Jefferson


A complicated, complex sort of man with many virtues and shortcomings alike. Two thoughts on this video.

First, no mention of the “wall of separation”? Boo, hiss. That’s a very important concept and should have been brought up, at least in passing.

Second, there is no proof that Jefferson fathered children with his slaves. Someone with male DNA from Jefferson’s family line did, yes, but that could have been his sons or someone else. It’s likely that it was Jefferson himself, but we have no proof.

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