The Back of the Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC
Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner, worldly, a farmer and an intellectual, a Secretary of State and President. He gave the United States its founding credo:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
The consent of the governed was clear in November 2021 but was challenged. Those who lied about that election have ignored their oath of office and the Constitution of the United States. And now, we confront a series of laws across the country to make voting more difficult. The consent of the governed may be further challenged.