Some dumbass named Leslie Green Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, posted today Celebrating the Fourth of July with Thomas Jefferson.
Here's the money quote.
Celebrating Independence Day at Monticello can give you a glimpse into the ideas that shaped America's future and helped us become the home of the free and the land of the brave. On that, no voice is clearer than that of Thomas Jefferson. His words resonate as strongly today as they did over two and a quarter centuries ago: "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."Or maybe it was this one.
Since 1963, we have celebrated Independence Day at Monticello by welcoming new Americans who share Thomas Jefferson's vision of America.Bowman even had the audicity to cite Michelle Obama's idea that Jefferson was the "first foodie," since he was into agriculture. So basically this person has made a reference to a black person in an article kissing Jefferson's racist ass.
Jefferson's vision was of an America without black people in it. He may have seen that slavery needed to eventually come to an end, but his opinion was that slaves should be deported back to Africa.
America's well-known for having immoral holidays. There's Halloween, as in run for the hills, it's the Wiccans. Columbus Day and Thanksgiving are bad news. Those days are for whooping it up and not thinking about genocide against the Native Americans. Now we have this Bowman lady telling us to celebrate Independence Day with Thomas Jefferson. Racism, schmacism is implied through her propaganda.
Here's an interesting read concerning Jefferson's true plans for a post-slavery America. Maybe Jefferson was the inspiration for the Ku Klux Klan. Maybe he inspired the work of film pioneer D.W. Griffith.
Now we hear that Jefferson first wanted to use the word subject instead of citizen for The Declaration of Independence. Some are saying it was a harmless typo or freudian slip he quickly corrected. Thomas Jefferson was a racist, elitist pig period.
Dr. Fenella France, a research chemist at the Library of Congress, shows on a computer screen at the Library of Congress a correction to the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. Recent imaging of the document clearly confirmed that Jefferson originally wrote "subject" then changed it to "citizen."