Comment: Wow!

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Wow!

He just bought and sold them and whipped them to bloody ribbons? Didn't rape them? Man, what a guy.

I don't know or care, to tell you the truth. I was never terribly impressed with Jefferson as an individual or as a philosopher. He borrowed a lot of his best material.

Paine is the most consistent, original and "revolutionary" thinker of the bunch. But that's a matter of opinion too.

Be careful about getting caught up in Founding Fathers mythology and forgetting to focus on principles.