About Our Heroes…

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Jefferson-2.jpgWe all have heroes that we admire in life. They have done some extraordinary things to merit our attention. One of my heroes is Thomas Jefferson. The words he penned during his life had a very distinct effect on how our country was formed. One of those things was his “abomination” for slavery. He knew it was a major flaw in his world. BUT…

While Jefferson was appalled by slavery it did not reflect into actions. As the sign found in Monticello says he had 110 slaves on his estate and only freed two in his lifetime. He just didn’t seem to practice what he preached. Does that take away from the ideals he put into our public documents?  Of course it does, but it doesn’t destroy them.

If we dig deep enough all of us have our dark sides.

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