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Letter: Man of accomplishments

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I am writing in response to Charlie Woerner’s disparaging remarks on Thomas Jefferson (“Some thoughts on Jefferson,” Oct. 22 Readers Write).

His “woke” comments took on the usual woke tone of childlike and simplistic musings, devoid of any deep thought, analysis of world history, and placement in time and circumstances.

I will not comment on Mr. Woerner’s facts on slavery at Monticello. They may well be true.

What I will say is Thomas Jefferson did not invent slavery. The man that brought the first slave to our shores, more than 100 years before Jefferson, did not invent slavery. It was even before the slave societies of the Egyptians, Romans, Mayans, etc., that such evils were on our earth, and one group of mankind, often, violently subdued another.

But as to Jefferson, a man that did more than a “little.” Here is a list of just some of his accomplishments:

First Secretary of State

Third President of our country

Founded the University ...

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