August 22, 2018
By Daniel Sutter
Thomas Jefferson, in an official portrait as President of the United States by Rembrandt Peale.
My Dad used to say that it’s better to keep quiet and let people think that you are stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Sorry, Dad, I didn’t follow your advice.
Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, helps illustrate the problem.Disagreement on values and ideas…