[Previously unpublished online; Faith and Freedom 2, no. 7 (March 1951).]
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Always has been one of my favorite Founding Fathers. A trip to Monticello really impressed me. While he did have slaves, their quarters were much better than most freemen. He educated each of them in a trade, so that when they were freed,they would have a means of support. Most of the were literate.
By his actions and philosophy regarding the rights of the individual over the state, he remains one of my favorites. Even his home is now managed by a private company and not by the government.