Retired, widowed,father, grandfather, skilled fly fisherman and political activist. Democrat.
As a source of reliable information, The Jefferson Lies, by the pseudo-historian Christian Dominionist David Barton, is not to be trusted. Barton's book was published by the respectable religious publishing house, Thomas Nelson, which subsequently withdrew the book after learning that it contained contained unacceptable errors. Those errors were initially identified not by "the left," but by scholars at a conservative Christian college. Thus there is nothing remarkable about the Monticello gift shop's decision not to include this book among its offerings for sale. Yes, do read that dissenting letter in Nature, January 1999, but do not neglect to read the peer-reviewed article to which that letter refers.