History Wishes for the New Year

For History’s sake, I’d like to see…

  • The Thomas Jefferson Foundation focus on Jefferson scholarship and curatorial work, rather than Hemings family research
  • A national movement to protect historical monuments and memorials from vandals who would erase our past to suit their present
  • A proper monument to Dwight D. Eisenhower on the National Mall.  Not a politically correct “interpretation” of the man’s life.
  • A Presidential candidate who can quote Jefferson and Madison- and not be considered a zealot. 
  • A new President not named Bush or Clinton
  • Congressional term limits
  • So-called “public intellectuals” praise America’s history, rather than apologize for it
  • Fewer history PhD’s, more public historians
  • Less angst over the Confederate flag, more effort at learning the history behind it
  • Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 replaced with Clara Barton’s
  • Your continued readership and support……



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