Those three paragraphs should be required reading in every school in America.
Have no doubt Thomas Jefferson did have words for the lazy that hit home. I remember some things about school but not enough. During the time was in High School little truth was being taught because it was the time of new beginnings in the late 50s and early 60s. By the time began College found that the process was one to make one do their own research and to think for oneself. Guess, I was lucky to have gone to College then, for now, probably is not the same of where they teach one to think for oneself. I agree the words of the Founders should be required reading beyond the Declaration and Constitution though regrettably schools appear to be afraid of backlash in teaching the truth. Instead we have those teaching our young that say things, along the line of, *Don't you say nothin' bad about obama ... You'll be arrested*, as happened in North Carolina. From what I understand that teacher is currently in the classroom when it was the teacher, in that case, and not the student that needed to research and read. This is America and Thomas Jefferson was impugned relentlessly while alive and also after his death. Thomas Jefferson understood the value of a free press, even if the free press lied. Not many understand today. Thus my total agreement ... Thomas Jefferson should occupy, at a minimum, one full semester of High School curriculum and possibly two.