Thomas Jeffersons was a complex human being.
ALEC is always throwing Thomas Jefferson's name around and guiding them through the darkness they call reality. In reality I have only found five Jefferson quotes in the ALEC literature that I have reviewed - pretty skimpy if he is your "guiding light" of darkness.
From ALEC’s History page – accessed today
For more than 35 years, ALEC has been the ideal means of creating and delivering public policy ideas aimed at protecting and expanding our free society. Thanks to ALEC’s membership, the duly elected leaders of their state legislatures, Jeffersonian principles advise and inform legislative action across the country.
" Jeffersonian principles advise and inform legislative action across the country"
This Jeffersonian Principle?
"The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
~ Thomas Jefferson