Catallaxians will be familiar with Spartacus’ fondness for Thomas Jefferson. After all, does it get any better than this:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
But at this link is a transcript of a letter Thomas Jefferson sent to Dr Benjamin Rush. Within the letter, Cats can read the a story describing a visit by Alexander Hamilton to Jefferson’s home (to be honest Spartacus did not read the letter, but was pointed to this bit):
The room being hung around with a collection of the portraits of remarkable men, among them were those of Bacon, Newton and Locke, Hamilton asked me who they were. I told him they were my trinity of the three greatest men the world had ever produced, naming them.
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