LIBERTY UNDER ATTACK
> It is a solace to me and my Jeffersonian co-horts to know there is someone > like you out there spreading the Jeffersonian gospel. Sometimes, especially in > my profession, we feel very alone. The fight must and will continue. It is a > battle of all the ages, is it not? I mean liberty and self-government are > always under assault in every country and every age. I would be satisfied if > when I die I bequeath to my two sons the liberty and self -government > Jefferson helped create. The Dan Jordan's, Peter Onuf's, and NAACP racists will > leave no legacy, but one I believe of ridicule and shame, while Jefferson's > will live on. If we give up the fight we would be shamefully surrendering the > future to the enemies of republicanism,and relegating our children and > grandchildren to a life of tyranny and corruption.Again,thanks for your > leadership and fight for the truth. Thanks for your encouraging words. You are right: liberty and self-government are always under seige. As Jefferson wrote: "The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave." --Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush, 1820. ME 15:283 It is important that we do whatever we can to advance the cause of liberty. And you are right about those people who seem to be on the side of tearing it all down. Their negative legacy will contribute nothing to the advancement of mankind -- a smudge on the memory of man. No. There is no thought of giving up. What I need to do and what we all need to do is focus our efforts towards the most effective path. This Sally Hemings mess is important, but the central message of Jeffersonian Democracy is far more important. I am anxious to concentrate more on that.
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