A descendent of the legendary American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson is now demanding that memorials to his ancestor be torn down due to the fact that he owned ‘over 600 slaves.’
As The Sun reports:
A DESCENDANT of Thomas Jefferson wants the Washington, DC, memorial to be removed because the Founding Father “owned more than 600 slaves.”
In an opinion piece published in The New York Times, Lucian K Truscott IV, who is a journalist, noted that Jefferson’s motto was “all men are created equal,” and yet his ancestor “never did much to make those words come true.”
Truscott described how he and his brother, “the great-grandsons,” took the Jefferson Memorial for granted as children, due to the fact that they used to play at Jefferson’s ancestral home, Monticello.
“It was where all of our great-grandparents and great-aunts and great-uncles were buried, and where one day, we were told, we would be buried, too.”
Is Jefferson’s descendent correct about his ancestor, or has he merely been drinking the kool-aid peddled by unhinged leftists?