Table of Contents
The following short essays on various topics seek to examine contemporary issues in the light of the political principles of Thomas Jefferson. Many of the essays are the result of questions sent in to the editor by readers. All comments and questions are welcome, and will be incorporated into future essays when appropriate. New essays are added periodically. Register below to receive an email notice when a new topic is added to this page.
The Supreme Court has declared that flag burning is protected
Front Page, with Links to Other Sites
Is A Jeffersonian Perspective Possible?
Affirmative Action vs. Equal Rights Animal Rights Anti-Trust, Microsoft and Corporate Equal Rights Bureaucracies & Their Derelictions Cloning Humans in a Free Society Crime & Punishment Cultural Diversity Democracies and Their Discontents Democracies, Republics & the People Democracy in the Third World Education and Discipline Educational Elitism Elections & Campaigning Elections & Campaign Reform
Federalist No. 10 & Thomas Jefferson
Flag Burning: Is it Protected Speech? ---New Topic! The Flat Tax Foreign Relations & Jeffersonian Principles (I) Foreign Relations & International Involvement (II) Foreign Relations & The New World Order (III) The Founders' Vision & Today's Issues Freedom, Liberty, Rights and Their Limitations A Government for the Congo Government Serves the People Gun Control Guns & the 2nd Amendment High Crimes and Misdemeanors The Income tax vs. the Consumption Tax Individual Rights & Popular Sovereignty Libertarianism and "The People" Liberty & Equal Rights Limited Government, Part 1 Majority Rule & Consent of the Governed Morality and Government Morality, Jesus & Mr. Jefferson Movies, TV & Violence Natural Rights Newspapers & Political Endorsements Objectivism and Thomas Jefferson: Seven Essays The O.J. Simpson Verdict The Parliamentary vs. the American System Parliaments and the Danger of Despotism The People & the Intellectual Elite Presidential Leadership Race, Politics & Redistricting Religion, God, Church & State Religious Fundamentalism vs. Democracy
Socialism vs. Liberty [ En Español]
School Shootings and Social Disintegration Spurious Jefferson Quotes Teaching History: Keepers of the Flame Term Limits & Citizen Legislators That government is best.... Third Parties & Ideology Third Party Strategy Welfare & Government Assistance BRIEF NOTES ON JEFFERSONIAN TOPICS
Booklists Prepared by Jefferson Influence, Jefferson's The Jefferson Memorial: Writings on Wall Judiciary: Political Opposition Legacies as President, Jefferson's The 9th and 10th Amendments Novels Set in Jefferson's Time An Oral Presentation on Jefferson Quotations by Jefferson -- Non-Political The Revolution of 1800 School Prayer Slavery, Jefferson and Taxes Used to Promote Disagreeable Ideas Youth and Inexperience, Jefferson on
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Jefferson's DNA and Sally Hemings
An examination of the significance of the recent DNA findings suggesting that Jefferson fathered the children of Sally Hemings.
The Jefferson-Hemings Circumstantial Evidence
A review of the book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, by Annette Gordon-Reed, with an analysis of what the new DNA test results mean for the circumstantial evidence.
Rayner's Life of Thomas Jefferson
B. L. Rayner's biography, published originally in 1834, emphasizes the role of republican principles in Jefferson's life and thought and his enormous contributions to American democracy.
Other Sites for Information on Thomas Jefferson
An extensive list of online sources for Jefferson's writings as well as sites that provide background information and materials related to the times and writings of Jefferson.
Capitalism in a Free Society
A critical dialogue on Milton Friedman's book, Capitalism and Freedom, that starts with the Jeffersonian point of view and compares and contrasts it with modern liberal views. This is an on-going discussion between the Editor and John Teeple.
Archive of Questions and Answers related to Jefferson
This contains a large number of answers to questions that were sent to the editor from visitors to this and other Jefferson sites.
Archive of Work in Progress
This contains notes and incomplete drafts of essays intended for the Jeffersonian Perspective.
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