Interesting,You seem to be well informed. Nevertheless Jefferson's views on Government are much more important now I feel. Especially today in wake of the NDAA act of which was just signed into Law. Right now we need Jefferson's writing and thoughts on government more than ever, not trivial discussions about his expenditure.I hope Monticello see's more visitors than ever now. I fear for this country. Jefferson Rolls in his grave..
I thought this to be relevant:
"The same act undertaking to authorize the president to remove a person out of the United States who is under the protection of the Law, under his own suspicion,without accusation,without jury,without public trial,without confrontation of the witnesses against him,without having witnesses in his favour,without defense,without counsel,is contrary to these provisions also of the constitution, is therefore not law but utterly void and of no force."
~Thomas Jefferson 1798