The Trouble with Quotes on the Internet

by Kate van Liere. A few weeks ago a bumper sticker caught my eye on a pickup truck in a Best Buy parking lot. It read, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have. –Thomas Jefferson.” I am no Jefferson scholar. …

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handwritten page entitled "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" in Jefferson's handwriting

Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

by Bob Schoone-Jongen. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, in his spare time, tried to produce an accurate biography of Jesus by literally taking a razor to the four gospels? In fact, he did it twice, once while serving as president, and again in retirement at Monticello. The church-going “Sage of Monticello” remained publicly mum …

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