Hindsight is always 20/20. If we look back into the 18th and 19th centuries ...the world of the founders of our nation...we see and international battle ground between Spain, France, and Great Britain. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison were 5th generation slave owners. From a class of people that held all the economic and political power in the South. To a man they disagreed with slavery. But how were they going to end it? Screaming in the streets like today’s liberal historians think they should have? These men would have been hanged by their own class of people. Instead they put in place a system based on constitutional law that would allow for a gradual elimination of slavery. We can’t judge them based on OUR TIME...but we must judge them on their time. They moved as fast as speed could practically allow. Thomas Jefferson's Attitudes Toward Slavery | Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Now leftist (we have no Democratic Party anymore) want to destroy them, tear down plaques, statues, and rewrite history. Very dangerous.