Did Jefferson deserve to be on Mt Rushmore?

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    Washington and Lincoln are a given.

    TDR iffy.

    My issue is with Jefferson.

    Not a difference -maker.
     
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    Yep. Jefferson, not a difference maker...

    <sarcasm off>
     
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    Why??

    Washington was the first president of America - Lincoln preserved the Union, TDR made America relevent on the world stage.

    What did Jefferson do ??
     
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    tdr?
     
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    tdr - Teddy Roosevelt - walk softly and carry a big stick

    So what did Jefferson do that was so great......................
     
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    got it thx
     
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    Jefferson was a slaveholder
     
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    MuadDib He's called The Stig

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    Nobody should be on Mount Rushmore. The deification of politicians in a nation like ours is a dangerous practice.
     
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    It was the way of the times. So was George Washington.
     
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