Hamilton vs. Jefferson

The Fourth of July celebrates America’s freedom from England.  The delegates from the thirteen colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, the document written by Thomas Jefferson that gave America its moral pulse.  After the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence, the United States of America was born.  Americans need to be grateful to Jefferson for giving us the language and values of liberty and freedom. Yet, by watching and listening to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play “Hamilton” people will get the wrong impression of Hamilton and Jefferson.  As Hamilton’s star has risen, Jefferson’s has fallen. In looking at the political views and policies of each man there should be a recognition of who is the elitist and who is the one supporting the common individual. Jefferson strove to make the American government everything that the British government was not. As historian...(Read Full Article)