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    Which political party do you think he would be most inclined to belong to today if he were still around?

    Jefferson was our most influential Founding Father. Not only did he write the Declaration Of Independence, he was our third President and served the new nation in several capacities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Which political party do you think he would be most inclined to belong to today if he were still around?

    Jefferson was our most influential Founding Father. Not only did he write the Declaration Of Independence, he was our third President and served the new nation in several capacities.

    http://www.monticello.org/site/jeffe...omas-jefferson
    IF he were alive, probably Republican, but since he is dead I am sure he voted Democrat in Chicago!!


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    he would be sitting next to Bernie Sanders on the liberal / progresive / green party plank!!!

    and the "Most Influential" comment should be up for debate
    He was a very smart man, yes. But he had his quirks and demons. As we all do.
    Isnt he the feller who took Jesus out of the new testiment and knocked up his slaves?
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    OK, I'm up for a debate on the most influential Founding Father. Jefferson wrote the D of I over one weekend sitting in a Philly hotel. It was the document most referenced during the writing of The Constitution. Though Jefferson was serving in France at the time as an Ambassador. Who would you say had more influence?

    In Jefferson's Bible, he refers to Rabbi Jesus that his teaching are the foundation for Liberty. However, he disputes the Rabbi as being a god or son of a god.

    Also, it was a common practice of plantation owners from the West Indies to Virginia in having sex with their slaves.

    I don't see the similaritees between Bernie Sanders and Jefferson. And, if anyone were to take the time to read his writings or quotes, there is no way he could be paired with the Republican Party. The more likely dead Jefferson to vote in Chicago would be George Jefferson, not Thomas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    OK, I'm up for a debate on the most influential Founding Father. Jefferson wrote the D of I over one weekend sitting in a Philly hotel. It was the document most referenced during the writing of The Constitution. Though Jefferson was serving in France at the time as an Ambassador. Who would you say had more influence?

    In Jefferson's Bible, he refers to Rabbi Jesus that his teaching are the foundation for Liberty. However, he disputes the Rabbi as being a god or son of a god.

    Also, it was a common practice of plantation owners from the West Indies to Virginia in having sex with their slaves.

    I don't see the similaritees between Bernie Sanders and Jefferson. And, if anyone were to take the time to read his writings or quotes, there is no way he could be paired with the Republican Party. The more likely dead Jefferson to vote in Chicago would be George Jefferson, not Thomas

    A sense of humor is a good thing!!
    It is really difficult to interpret what the meaning and intent was from such a different day.
    Words had slightly different meanings.
    Some of the differences and contrasts may well have been less ridgid than today.

    example; the word gay has completely different connotations today than in the 20's say.

    I am doubtful Thomas Jefferson would support Obama and his agenda, especially considering his involvement in the "Declaration of INDEPENDENCE!!!"
    And Obama's agenda of making us all dependent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    ....... Jefferson wrote the D of I over one weekend sitting in a Philly hotel.......

    well, he was a member of a 5 person committee tasked by congress to draft the document. he did put pen to paper and write it, for the group. and he, the committee, and then congress revised it a few times afore everyone signed the bottom. saying he did it alone is a history fib, first promoted by Jefferson himself.
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    As a graduate of Mr. Jefferson's Academical Village, I can say with certainty he would most certainly not be a Democrat!
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    He would have nothing to do with either major party

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    Quote Originally Posted by smillerdvm View Post
    He would have nothing to do with either major party
    Julie, he certainly wouldn't be a Socialist Democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smillerdvm View Post
    He would have nothing to do with either major party
    Maybe you should ask the Wizard?
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