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  •  Not "Righteous." (none)
    Jefferson was as everyone knows a slaveholder.  He was also almost 45 years old when he began sexual contacts with a fourteen-fifteen year old slave, Sally Hemings.

    He also is the President who owed his election to the 3/5 clause in the Constitution and who worked to preserve the southern states' slave power.

    I'm not diminishing his significant contributions but he was a flawed man.  "Righteous" just goes way too far.

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