Recently, David Barton shared the single biggest lie that he thinks the left tells about Founding Father Thomas Jefferson.
“I think the biggest lie the left tells of Thomas Jefferson is the dismissal of him as a racist and a bigot,” Barton said.
Let’s stop right there.
Jefferson lived in the late 18th century. Everyone was a racist and bigot back then.
Barton talked about how it’s true that Jefferson was a slaveholder, but he inherited many of his slaves and “married into” other slaves. The author of our Declaration of Independence worked hard to free his slaves, but never fully succeeded.
The reason that progressives vilify Jefferson, according to Barton, is because they can nullify his message of freedom if they can sabotage Jefferson’s character.
Check out the video below.