I suggest you all READ and verify David Barton's book - The Jefferson Lies. Of course Monticello doesn't and won't carry this book in it's gift shop. Unfortunately, this subject and controversy is analogous to "global warming" (oops, "climate change") in that only the left gets heard or published. The opposite opinions are always excluded or shouted down. I challenged the tour guide on my LAST tour of Monticello. Hopefully, it woke some people up to do their research. As much as I love the Founding Fathers (and yes, they were not perfect, just human), and Early American history, I personally and my company have not supported and will continue to not support Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg or any other historical venue that chooses to present only one side. Monticello especially is obsessed with slavery. As with American education, the left has also taken control of our American historical sites. The Jefferson Lies - David Barton. Also, read the british Scientific Journal, Nature, January, 1999. One of it's letters pointed out that it overstated the evidence of jefferson's paternity. Also, The Jefferson - Hemmings cControversy by Robert F. Turner. He was part of the study by The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society that released a report in April of 2001 pretty much debunking the notion that Jefferson is the father. Jefferson unfortunately is the easiest and most visibly famous scapegoat. I purport that most of these proponets of him being the father have for some reason a facination with slavery and are somewhat anti-founding fathers.