March 12, 2010

Founding father regrets Parisian vacation

Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among the conservatives on the board because he coined the term "separation between church and state."*)

* More contemptible, he attempted to rescue the humanist, ethical message of Christ from its supernatural New Testament trappings.


Ron R said...

Thomas Jefferson is also the inspration behind liberals because he believed that government should be small and unintrusive in its citizens' lives. Oh. Sorry, my bad!!!

illusory tenant said...

He had something for everybody.

Clutch said...

Those liberals -- always insisting that the state regulate women's uteri and outlaw homosexual activity!

And the deficits they run up, with their big government!