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If Thomas Jefferson falls, so will we all

 

July 1, 2020



By Rich Lowry

They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson.

Protestors in Portland, Ore. used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson.

The New York City Council is agitating to remove a statue of the author of the Declaration of Independence from its chambers.

At this rate, the Sage of Monticello will be lucky if the Jefferson Memorial isn’t bulldozed and if he isn’t effaced from the nickel.

Jefferson is, to use the argot of the day, the most “problematic” of the Founders. The Virginian was a slave owner who, despite his high ideals, never jettisoned an attachme...



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