Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Presidents' Day #2 -- February 15, 2010

Thomas Jefferson has a mixed reputation. He wrote the Declaration of Indepence. He owned slaves. He made the Louisiana Purchase. He was a propenent of limited government powers. I think his virtues outweigh his faults. I first became interested in him when I found an old issue of National Geographic which had an article about Monticello. I liked his automatic doors and his clock.

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."

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