Echoes Through History

Jefferson declined an invitation to speak about the Declaration of Independence on its 50th anniversary. His health was failing him in the summer of 1826. Modern writers are so quick to label Jefferson a hypocrite – and at best a contradiction. All of these “scholars” dismisses the Declaration as imperfect – implying it was eitherContinue reading “Echoes Through History”

Is it the Fourth?

Can we endure without the man who gave us our creed? Americans, largely through the efforts of a lewd media, used the Fourth of July 2019… to denigrate and trivialize Thomas Jefferson’s memory. Salacious accusations disguised as legitimate archaeology and scholarship dragged the author of our Declaration of Independence down into tabloid scandal-mongering. We haveContinue reading “Is it the Fourth?”

Facts in Five

Jefferson’s Presidency by the numbers National debt in 1801- $112 million  Percentage of budget Jefferson designated to pay the debt- 78% The population of the US in 1801 was 5, 305, 982  – 893, 605 were slaves The United States paid $15 million for the Louisiana territory in 1803-  Equivalent to $233 million today TheContinue reading “Facts in Five”