Exposing the Lies about Thomas Jefferson

Just read a couple amusing accounts of Thomas Jefferson in David Barton’s new book, “The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

First, while riding horseback from Monticello to Washington, D.C., President Jefferson met a man upon the road and the two ventured into political conversation. The stranger began an anti-Jefferson tirade. Jefferson joined in for a while, and then asked, “have you ever met the president?” The man replied he had not met Mr. Jefferson, who then asked if he thought it unfair to criticize someone he had not actually met. Ultimately, Jefferson encouraged the man to come to the president’s office and he would personally see to it that he was given the opportunity to meet the commander in chief.

The next day the man showed up at the president’s office, and upon meeting Mr. Jefferson, he began to profusely apologize. The president laughed if off, and the two enjoyed a friendly chat for the next few hours. Jefferson even insisted the man stay for dinner as his guest.

The second story will not please the ACLU. Jefferson was friend to many a pastor, donated to many of their churches — AND encouraged several to run for political office! Yet another brick in the wall of the myth of separation of church and state comes tumbling down!

 

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