Happy Birthday, TJ-April 13,1743

Thomas Jefferson’s Tombstone: Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.”  He selected what he wanted it to say.

Thomas Jefferson

Benevolent Patriarch,

Self described master of the enslaved.


Vice President,

Secretary of State

 and U.S. President,

Flawed and brilliant.

Product of the Enlightenment.

Harshly judged by the 21st century.

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, TJ-April 13,1743”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.