Damn You Mythical Thomas Jefferson!

No.  I am not insinuating that Thomas Jefferson never existed.  Instead, Jefferson is a mythical figure like the heroes of the Trojan war, like, legendary.  To that end, I’ve seen good ol’ T.J. used as a fundamentalist Christian puppet decrying the evils of a non-nationalist/theocratic state, as well as a hyper-secular champion of human liberty and big government.  He was none of these things.

Behold!

Preservation scientists at the Library of Congress have discovered that Thomas Jefferson, even in the act of declaring independence from England, had trouble breaking free from monarchial rule.

In an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote the word “subjects,” when he referred to the American public. He then erased that word and replaced it with “citizens,” a term he used frequently throughout the final draft.

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