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One of the most destructive and deceptive propaganda tricks of the modern left is the calculated misrepresentation of American history for the purpose of bolstering the liberal poltical agenda discrediting hallowed American institutions and heroes and legitimizing ideas and behavior that have long been condemned Only two days befor this falls elections the liberal media resorted to yet another campaign that made use of exactly this kind of falsehood The target of the propaganda campaign this time was Thomas Jefferson third Presiden of the United States author of the Declaration of Independence and on of the most revered of the nations Founding Fathers The claim was tha modern science has now proven that Jefferson was in fact the ather of an illegitimate son by a female slave of mixed race The story of course is hardly new It was first put forward during Jeffersons own lifetime when his political enemises circulated it in a vain effor to discredit him It has been resurrected periodicallyd uring the last 200 years by one historian or another although the most respected scholars of Jeffersons life and times have tended not to accept the storys truth What helped make the sorty come to life yet again- and this time to generate headlines- was that now it purports to enjoy the support of modern science The occassion for the headlines was the publication in the Novermeber 5th issue of NATURE an internationally respect British scientific journal of a study that report the discovery of the same genetic markers in the male descendant of the female slave a woman named Sally Hemins and the male descendants of the Jefferson line The argumet is that these marker - Y chromosomes known to occur only in the male descendants of the Jefferson line- could not be present in the descendants of the female slave unless Jefferson himself had been the father of one of her children
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