FK – All human beings draw their food and water from blood-stained ground. No amount of wishful thinking or philosophizing will change that.
Jefferson owned slaves and probably had children with one of them. The commies and other authoritarians would use this human weakness to discount all else he and the other Founders did and stood for.
The question is will we lose the better part of the vision the Anti-Federalists insisted upon: An acknowledgement by all who seek to rule human endeavor of the most basic right any creature possesses: to fight back against and kill them if necessary?
No matter what else we are guilty of there is no such thing as a right to enslave or in our case further enslave those around us.