Levin: Thomas Jefferson and the Founders’ decision ‘between submission or the sword’

· July 3, 2018  
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LevinTV host Mark Levin began his radio show Tuesday evening discussing Founding Father Thomas Jefferson’s last days.

Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, passed away on July 4, 1826, 50 years after America officially declared independence from Great Britain.

Levin discussed Jefferson’s final letter, drafted just ten days before his death, in which he described the decision the Founders made in 1776 as “the bold and doubtful election we were to make for our country: Between submission or the sword” — and “the consolatory fact that our fellow citizens, after half a century of experience of prosperity, continue to approve the choice we made.”

Reading from his book, Levin discussed and quoted in full Jefferson’s letter, which recounts the day that the Founders took the pledge to unite behind an independent America.

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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.