Obama collects on Jefferson's promissory note

Posted in: Jefferson Today

Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, writes in Sunday's Washington Post that Barack Obama's history-making oath is rooted in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence.  

Ellis writes: "If history is, as they say, an argument without end, the essential terms of our argument as people and a nation were framed in the founding era, and we are still living within that framework."

Read the full article:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/16/ST2009011602221.html?sid=ST2009011602221&s_pos=list


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