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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Jefferson

Today April 13th marks the birth date of one of our founding fathers Thomas Jefferson. His participation in the creation of this nation and out form of government was very important. More scholar that politician TJ comments “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement." How far have we strayed from these sentiments and his vision? A great place to visit in Charlottesville VA is his home and estate “Monticello”-Italian for “little mountain”. Plan on spending a good part of the day there! Another great side trip is a visit to the campus of the University of Virginia as Jefferson designed many of their original buildings. I’ve started to work on a Virginia Presidents tour but it still needs to be tweaked.