Moonbattery on Steroids: University of Virginia President Told to Stop Quoting Thomas Jefferson, Founder of the University

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 at 7:41 am

The total lack of self-awareness is just stunning. If you do not like the words of Thomas Jefferson, what on earth are you doing “teaching” at the college he founded? Oh, right, he was an old racist white guy or something.

The president of the university founded by Thomas Jefferson is being asked to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson.

A Friday letter signed by 469 students and professors objected to University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan quoting the third U.S. president and Declaration of Independence author in a campus email because Jefferson owned slaves, The Cavalier Daily reported.

“I think that Jefferson is often celebrated for his accomplishments with little or no acknowledgement of the atrocities he committed against hundreds of human beings,” said Asst. Psychology Prof. Noelle Hurd, who drafted the letter.

Though Jefferson penned the line “all men are created equal,” Hurd said Jefferson’s words “communicated to me a message of exclusion.”

The trouble started for Sullivan due to a Nov. 9 email she sent to try to urge unity following the presidential election.

“Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes,’” Sullivan wrote. “I encourage today’s U. Va students to embrace that responsibility.”

The student-professor response acknowledged that Jefferson’s legacy had inspired some students and faculty to come to the University, however, “others of us came here in spite of it.”

Politics Prof. Lawrie Balfour, who signed the letter, said Jefferson’s words have often troubled her during her 15-year tenure at the University.

Obviously not “troubled” enough to cash those paychecks for the last 15 years.  Here’s a look at this crackpot:

She seems nice.

2 Responses to “Moonbattery on Steroids: University of Virginia President Told to Stop Quoting Thomas Jefferson, Founder of the University”

  1. Branch Shepherd on 15/15/16 at 9:32 am

    Virginia Law at the time would now allow Jefferson to free his slaves, because he had inherited them. Rather than sell them to someone else, he kept them safe and PAID them. The same Virginia Law did not allow Jefferson to free them in his will because his estate was in debt at the time of his death. You would think that allegedly educated people would do five minutes of research to find out the truth of the situation; maybe they do but it just doesn’t fit the narrative so…

  2. The Great Leap Forward on 15/15/16 at 10:45 am

    Old wayciss white guys…uncool.
    Remove the Jefferson statue and in its place put a big cement cupcake.