Monticello has gone full WOKE. According to the New York Post, visitors to Thomas Jefferson's former home now learn more about the ‘horrors of slavery’ than the Founding Father himself. In fact, the monument’s gift shop apparently sells several books written by Critical Race Theorists and just ONE Jefferson biography. But if the far-left successfully can change U.S. history — like they’ve been trying SO hard to do — we’ll never survive as a nation, Glenn says. We MUST preserve our history, so in this clip, Glenn clears the third president's name. Listen for the FACTS that prove Thomas Jefferson did NOT support slavery…
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VOICE: We are five days away, from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.
VOICE: And Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation. We're going to have to change our traditions, our history. We're going to have to move into a different place.
GLENN: Wow. How alarming is that, when we first heard it. We didn't know exactly what she meant. Other than, transformation. Wait. I don't want to change our history.
But look at how well-coordinated everything has done. They did change our history. They're still changing our history. They're still changing our traditions.
It's remarkable how well-planned this was. Well, according to the New York Post, grievance has become the predominant theme at Monticello. They say from the ticket booth to the visitor's center, which is decorated with contemporary painting of Jefferson's weeping slaves, to its final gift shop display, it's no longer telling the story of Thomas Jefferson. In addition to the ticket booth, and the gift shop, which features works by Critical Race theorist, Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates. But only one biography about Jefferson himself. The estate reportedly discusses the Native Americans who lived on the land before Jefferson purchased it. It also offers an in-depth look at Sally Hemings, Jefferson's mistress.
We -- we do not know if Sally Hemings was a mistress or not. There was a book that came out in the '90s, that said it was true. It was retracted within two weeks. But nobody ever covered that.
There is evidence in newspaper coverage at the time. As a smear on Thomas Jefferson. That his brother was making it with Sally Hemings. So any DNA that says, Jefferson. Yeah, it might be Tom. But it might be his brother. And that's what they were saying at the time. My God. We are not going to survive unless we preserve our history.
Jefferson's mistress, who allegedly bore him six children. Makes repeated reference to the enslaved people who once lived and worked at Monticello, represents a nuanced version of Jefferson and focuses little on his accomplishments.
Jeffrey Tucker, the founder of the Libertarian Brownstone Institute, recently took a group of tour, to Monticello, noted a surly and dismissive tone from his tour guide. Someone asked if Jefferson had built a machine in the house. And the guide said, no. He never really built anything. He was a tinkerer. He was a tinkerer? Are you kidding me?
I mean, he designed Monticello. That's his design. The clock is his design. Oh, my gosh. I can't -- I can't take it. He also, you know, founded the university of Virginia. And the Declaration of Independence. However -- however, in a video posted on the Monticello Facebook page, tour guide Kyle Chattington -- Chattelton, oh, my gosh. Is that a pretentious name?
Hi, yes. I'm Kyle Chattelton, III. He claims, how is it that Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal, and yet also held people as slaves?
It's one of the most common questions that visitors ask. I would like to know their answer. Stu, do you know the answer?
STU: I don't think that I do, Glenn. I don't think that I do.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Oh. Just -- if you don't know the answer, would you Google first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
STU: First draft of the declaration --
GLENN: It is in his own handwriting. And he capitalizes a couple of words.
GLENN: He was vehemently opposed to slavery. He tried his whole life to stop it.
Why -- why did he write all men are created equal and he didn't realize slaves were men?
On the third page of the Declaration of Independence, that he wrote, and two states stopped, it says, the king is having men sold on the open market.
STU: But the Christian king, of Great Britain, was -- is, by the way, capitalized in there. To show everybody. In a mocking tone. That he wasn't acting all that Christian. When he was saying, he wanted people to be owned. And used for the purposes of the crown. I mean, you know, this is in the -- of course, the -- the section, in which they're just lighting up Great Britain, and the king. And saying, hey. These are all the terrible things he they have done. And why we have to do this. Why we have to declare independence in the first place. Here's our list of grievances.
The longest one, it's the most prominent one.
GLENN: It's half a page.
STU: It's half a page. It goes on and on and on and on. Just complaining about slavery. How bad it is. And how it should stop immediately.
GLENN: And how many times the -- and how many times the king had thwarted them.
GLENN: In trying to stop it. That's why Thomas Jefferson had slaves. But was against slavery. It's not because he was an American sphinx, that we just can't figure out.
No. He fought in Virginia, to change the laws. He could not sell his slaves, or release them upon his death. Because he was in debt.
And you couldn't free slaves, if you were in debt. And he was millions in debt, on his death. So he -- the record is clear! Oh, my gosh.
I can't -- oh.
STU: You haven't even inherited -- this is another important point. This was inherited.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But he was making wild, passionate love to Sally Hemings. Or his brother was.
Here's a story, it comes out of Breitbart. Woke churches across the country have celebrated abortion, and even gone as far as labeling the pro-life movement, a quote, demonic agenda.
Now, that's quite a statement. We now have good being called evil. And evil being called good. By churches. Now, these are liberal churches.
But the churches are now calling the lack of abortions, forced childbirth. Hmm. Hmm.
Okay. Okay. So wait. Forced childbirth. So then you would admit, that it is a child. Right?
I'm just trying to figure out, how you're -- another sign of the times. Ted Cruz went on a rampage yesterday, talking about Clarence Thomas, and what's happening to Clarence Thomas and his wife. There is a -- a photo, that has been on social media. Of a protester sign that reads, Ginni Thomas is a 21st century slave owner. Ginni, who happens to be a friend of mine, is the wife of Clarence Thomas. You are not only denigrating her, by calling her a slave owner, you are also saying, that Clarence Thomas, one of the most clear-minded judges, we have had, is -- is somehow enslaved by this white woman?
I mean, I thought it was bad, when they said that he was an Uncle Tom for marrying a white woman. Now he's a slave being held in slavery by his wife. This is despicable.
The -- the Justice Department is doing nothing -- nothing to stop it. They'll label you a terrorist, but they'll do nothing to the people who are actually offering a bounty if you will disclose where any of these conservative justices are.
White House isn't say anything about it. Justice Department is doing nothing about it.
Can you imagine -- can you imagine -- I don't even need to finish that sentence. Let me switch to something else here.
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They -- they said, the Seattle-based Starbucks -- and I wish them all the best. They said, you know, the sandwich, in retrospect, just doesn't live up to our high quality standards. No? No? Uh-uh. No. Uh-uh.
I don't think your high quality standards are quite so high, or as high as you think they are, if, you know, putting people into the toilet for two days is, you know, maybe we should pull this sandwich. I'm just saying. I'm just saying.
But makes me want to run out and get one. And that makes me so happy.
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GLENN: Oh, yeah, dog. Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program.
So now we've gone down a rabbit hole. I brought up Sally Hemings. And now Stu is on a Sally Hemings rabbit hole.
GLENN: And what have you found?
STU: Well, Monticello said. They think it's likely that he fathered, maybe one, maybe more than one of these children. And I was thinking to myself. Did Jefferson do that? What's like the real backing on this? So I went into one of the big scholar's commissioned reports that Thomas Jefferson Heritage Organization. And they -- they summarize it this way. This is what their report was, after saying it was 300 pages long. In the end, after roughly one year of examining the issues, we find the question of whether Thomas Jefferson fathered one or more children by his slave Sally Hemings, to be one about which honorable people can and do disagree.
However, it is our unanimous view, that the allegation is by no means proven. And we find it regrettable that public confusion about the 1998 DNA testing and other evidence has misled many people into believing the issue was closed. With the exception of one member, whose views were set forth below. Our individual conclusions range from serious skepticism about the charge, to the conviction that it is almost certainly untrue. It goes through. All the scholars that were related to this, backed that opinion, with the exception of one.
STU: And this is what the -- the dissent wrote. With the report -- with the -- the report of the majority, I'm in general agreement. I dissent only in believing it's somewhat more likely than not. That Thomas Jefferson was the father of Eston Hemings. One of the children.
Goes on to say, it also could have been -- others. It says, this suggests the possibility that Thomas Jefferson fathered all of her known children. But it does not prove that he fathered even one.
What it does establish is a strong probability, that her pregnancies during the period, when she appears to have resided at Monticello, were occasioned by (inaudible) there. So there are evidences, he seems to be there, at the same time she got pregnant.
GLENN: Do they mention at all -- do they mention at all, the smear on him in I think it was like, 1801, they started smearing him as president. And in the campaign. And they -- the smear was, his brother slept with slaves.
STU: Yes. No. It does.
It goes into the fact that it could be any of -- here, let's see. It is a fact, notwithstanding a mistake to jump to the conclusion that Jefferson must have been the father of Sally Hemings' children for there were other events that normally coincided with his visits there.
Among these, one is pertinent to this inquiry. The presence of visitors whose offspring are tolerably likely to have looked like Thomas Jefferson. Visitors such as Thomas Jefferson's younger brother, Randolph. Randolph's four or five sons. And Peter and Samuel Carr, sons of his sister. Goes through -- and it's 300 pages. It breaks down all of these things in incredible detail. But, I mean, you look at the summary, they're either very skeptical of it. Or completely disregarded with the exception of one guy, who is from Hillsdale, by the way. Not some crazy, liberal guy.
But said, look, I don't think -- I don't -- I think it's more likely than not, that one of the children was.
But that's not an open-and-shut case, by any means, and there's a lot of other possibilities there, which is interesting. That's not how the media covers that at all.
GLENN: And this is not being taught at Monticello. What's being taught at Monticello is that he fathered Sally Hemings children. There's the evidence. How does Monticello get away with it? Huge, liberal donations.