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Thomas Jefferson trembled, famously, because God is just.
And also did he tremble before sweet Sally's breast.
Jefferson made himself known as liberty's staunchest friend,
And Jefferson fought for slavery until the bitter end.
History has pardoned sweet Thomas Jefferson,
And pardoned him for wielding a wicked pen.
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For the history of Jefferson's continued defense of slavery
long after the end of the Revolutionary War, see Roger
Kennedy's book, Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson: A Study
In Character. Play particular attention to Jefferson's
authorship of the Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions,
which is the closest thing the Confederate States had to a
Declaration of Independence - independence in the service
of protecting slavery.