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John Marsh wrote,
I believe if Jefferson were alive today and in a powerful position in = Washington, he would be making very positive and lasting effects on = American society. Perhaps we would not be currently enduring the = tryannical assault on our liberties currently going on in the name of = safety and the Drug War.
Shades of William Jefferson Clinton! Except that if Thomas Jefferson had = the White House in 1998, Monica would have become a mom by now.
As for what the ancients (Confucius, Moses, Solomon, Socrates, Jesus, = Maimonides, Nostradamus) would say about today's problems, I guess they = would first laugh at the ridiculous lives most of us live, then they = would cry at the realization that we will die in this post-Enlightenment = world, never having directly experienced what they experienced. (Except = perhaps for Confucius. That prodigious bureaucrat would probably just = sit and stare into the superciliousness of it all.)
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