a good friend of mine tried to get me to sign a petition to have a statue of jefferson removed from our city center. the county louisville's in is "jefferson" county so, you know, there's a reference to the guy here and there.
this is an otherwise intelligent, educated dude. i can see some kid with a shitty public school education just buying "guy from slave time had slaves, cancel!!!", but not a grown man that i know has a degree from a real university. unless you're majoring in welding or something i doubt you're going to get there without reading jefferson in, oh, i don't know, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, US GOVERNMENT, PHILOSOPHY, ARCHITECTURE, US LITERATURE, RHETORIC, ART HISTORY, CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES, COMPARITIVE RELIGION, ARCHIVAL SCIENCES, -OR ANY OF THE TENS OF OTHER DISCIPLINES JEFFERSON WAS A MASTER OF AND CONTRIBUTED TO-
i mean, it was jefferson who first suggested the bill of rights as an assurance the judicial branch would have a specific code against which to hold the other branches accountable. maybe don't shit on the guy who started the process of making sure you wouldn't get killed with impunity for shitting on him.