Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826. Was the third President of the United States 1801-1809. He was a highly educated man, an American Founding Father, also he was the principal author of the 'Declaration of Independence'.
He coined the phrase ......
'All men are created equal',
which in my mind has an ironic twist because he owned plantations with hundreds of slaves working on them. To be fair to him he did inherit them from a relative. In 1807 Jefferson signed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves.
|Slaves sorting cotton on the plantations.|
Moving on from Jefferson's statement 'All men are created equal'
The highly acclaimed novel by British writer George Orwell Animal Farm ( A brief synopsis of the story).
It evolves around a group of animals lead by the pigs, they decide to take over the farm and run it themselves, Old Major the oldest boar dies and the two younger boars Napoleon and Snowball, tired of the drunken farmer Mr Jones mistreating them drive him away, renaming the farm from Manor Farm into Animal Farm. The animals adapt the seven commandments of Animalism, the most import one being 'All animals are equal'...
Eventually as the animals adopt a human way of life the Mantra was changed to.....
'All animals are equal but some are more equal than others'.
Now for the final random 'J'....
There was a Jolly Miller once
lived on the river Dee; He danced and he sang from morn 'till night No lark more blythe as he
|A jolly Miller.|
And this the burden of his song For ever used to be
I care for nobody, no, not I, If nobody cares for me.
Enough Jabbering from me and I must thank the Jolly Denise for devising ABCW, Roger the Judicious admin. man, ably assisted by Jazzy Leslie, not forgetting the team of helpers who journey around all the abcw memes with Joyous glee,
JEEZ I'm Jiggered, so I'll Jump ship now until next time.
Best wishes to all,