19th century demons of the worst kind. And now for the king of race demons, consider this 4th of July story about Thomas Jefferson:
“Thomas Jefferson is admired for his elegant prose in the Declaration of Independence, but he was a world-class hypocrite. He wrote, “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” – but he didn’t really believe any of that.
In his thoroughly repugnant book, Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson even engaged in the pseudo-science of measuring the skulls of African-Americans to prove that not all men were created equal. Some of Jefferson’s white supremacy nonsense survives to the present day in the views of unreconstructed segregationists.
Because of his racism – and his undeniable political skills – Jefferson also ranks among the Founders as perhaps the most responsible for putting the United States on course for the Civil War. In the years after the Constitution was ratified, he pushed a highly constrained view of federal power, supporting the interests of white Southern plantation owners who feared that a strong central government would eventually doom slavery.”
More at truth-out.org/news/item/17423-rethinking-thomas-Jefferson
Also see what brave black abolitionist and Christian minister David Walker said in the 1830s about Jefferson’s hypocrisy: https://americanslavehorrors.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/david-walker-on-the-bizarre-hypocrisy-of-thomas-jefferson/
Finally, read how Jefferson, though he eloquently spoke of independence from the British, worked the diplomatic channels with Napoleon’s France to crush the independence of Haiti under L’Ouverture: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Haiti/America_Debt_Haiti.html