Quote for the socialists among us

Started Feb 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
gandalfII
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Re: Thomas Jefferson, boy wonder
In reply to dad_of_four, Feb 6, 2013

dad_of_four wrote:

mamallama wrote:

He fathered 6 children with his slave Sally Hemings. Thomas Jefferson was the father of the six children of Sally Hemings mentioned in Jefferson's records, including Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston Hemings.

Why is it that we say "BS" his words have no meaning 200 years into the future, but yet we want to judge him by societal norms of a world 200 years in the future?

FWIW Hemings was TJ's wife's servant and half sister, to whom (the wife) TJ had made a deathbed promise never to remarry.

Oh and I can find no attribution of the OP's quote to TJ.  For TJ to comment on welfare seems about as likely as him commenting on the Air Force.

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