Wednesday, October 08, 2008

TJ. The brain supreme.

Thomas Jefferson was one rad mother f*

Ever since the I visited Washington DC as a senior in high school. I've been somewhat enamored by TJ's quotes, polymathic pursuits, and his dashing good looks (I saw once he was voted one of the three most attractive signers of the Declaration of Independence). He also did something that I dream of doing (key word, dream)

Two things you might not know about TJ:
-He tried to abolish slavery in the Declaration of Independence
-During his presidency he advocated a base 10 system of measure (like the metric system)

I'm not the only one with a man crush on Tommy. Once JFK, was dining with 49 Nobel Prize winners and said, ""I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

The quotations inside the Jefferson Memorial include:
"Establish a law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state and on a general plan."

"No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively."

Oh how we've changed.

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