Jefferson, Madison’s homes become woke monuments attacking Founding Fathers’ legacies

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The homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison — Monticello and Montpelier respectively — are going “woke.” 

 The driving force behind a rewriting of the legacies of these two great presidents revolves around the subject of slavery.  

To be sure, there is nothing more abominable or obscene in the history of our republic than slavery. Nothing.  

JAMES MADISON’S PERSPECTIVE ON SLAVERY IS A FAR MORE ‘NUANCED’ HISTORICAL SUBJECT THAN MANY UNDERSTAND: TURLEY

That duly acknowledged, it’s irresponsible and problematic to view the lives, accomplishments, sacrifices, and mistakes of men born more than 300 years ago through a clouded and biased prism of today. And yet, that seems to be taking place in a disturbing way at both homes thanks to the dictates of some liberals and Democrats who help run both The Thomas Jefferson Foundation and The National Trust for Historic Preservation which owns Madison’s beloved Montpelier. 

Monticello The 5,000-acre plantation was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. (iStock)

Jefferson’s Monticello is being reimagined to “finish the restoration of the landscape of slavery” — there is signage and interactive displays which incessantly link Jefferson

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