Students, Professors to UVa President: Stop Quoting Thomas Jefferson

Image result for thomas jeffersonThe University of Virginia's president is facing a backlash from teachers and students alike after quoting the school's founder — former President Thomas Jefferson — in an email urging students to unite after last week's divisive 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,'" university president Teresa Sullivan wrote in the email, according to the Cavalier Daily, the school's student newspaper. "I encourage today's U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility."

Some professors objected to the quote since Jefferson owned slaves and held "other racist beliefs," the paper reported.

"We would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson's legacy, others of us came here in spite of it," they wrote. "For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey."

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I thought College students were smart,without Thomas Jefferson there would be no U.Va,and these children would be going to a Community College,so it would be better for these snowflakes to shut up and go to class and graduate and get on with their lives.

You are correct. It would seem to me that if they want to reject Mr. Jefferson they need to leave the University of Virginia. I'm good with that.

I'm from Page County Virginia

If there were no Jefferson there may have been no Declaration of Independence, no UVa, and a lot of other things. Jefferson and the other Founders risked their lives and fortunes for future generations. Somehow I am having a difficult time convincing myself that we would even be independent if it were up to these pampered whiners.

Well those who "others of us came here in spite of it" should have KNOWN what to expect.  And I'm SICK of hearing anything about slavery.  Just because he owned some in a time when it was common practice....the question is:  Did he mistreat them?  Slavery is DONE, it's HISTORY, GET THE HELL OVER IT.   

You're right about that...once these pampered whiners take over the country---it's FINISHED.  They're ignorant, narcissists, incapable of comprehending the basics, have no concept of working together to accomplish anything.  There's SO MUCH they could learn from Thomas Jefferson (including some of the teachers apparently) if they'd just get their heads out of their butt.

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We like to think slavery is over... but we still have taxation.

These brats don't know jack about taxation yet...  Their parents (I hope) and us are the ones with jobs with half of our paycheck going to the government to squander.  They're just mooching off mom/dad/us...

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Why attend a university if you hate its founding principles?

To Party, do Dope, and have Sex with everybody, all the while, wasting the money, your Folks sacrificed for you to go to these now, "Dens of Iniquity."  Studying can be done online.

i love how these same so called tolerant hypocrites always use a letter that Jefferson wrote to support separation of church and state - even though this isn't in the constitution

but that letter said the government could not have a voice in church business.  it did not say that churches could not have a voice in government.  the letter, like everything else, has been twisted and perverted by communists!!!!!

These  "towers of higher learning" are nothing  anymore but $$$$$ pits to create mush head agitators.  Who are indeed BUTTERCUPS.    Bill Ayers said many years ago that he wished he had started with education instead of his route of terrorism/bombing/murder.   He can get his hate message to thousands and these thousands leave the school.  Then become teachers etc and train our youth to be communists.  And he could make $$$$ while he does it.      Many years  ago  I   had my kids in a program.   The guy running it was well like/but not dependable.   Was not always  with the program.   Talking with his boss  , I wondered why .   Her answer that these people who have spent almost  their whole life  in a university setting have never lived in the real world.  They are lil gods unto themselves.   Pull your kid out of these Universities.   Or let them pay for it themselves if they want a degree in Mushhead 101.  Geo Soros has been funding /creating these programs and disruptions since the 1990.   Many of these instigators are on his payroll.




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