LIAR Dianne Swann-Wright
Professor Turner gives Dianne
Swann-Wright the benefit of the doubt about how this letter was falsely
transcribed--BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.
WE ARE GOING TO ACCUSE THIS
criminal OF BEING A LIAR AND DEMAND HER REMOVAL AS "CHAIRWOMAN" OF THE "in
house committee" at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
It is not merely the integrity
of a Founding Forefather which is at risk--IT IS THE INTEGRITY OF THIS ENTIRE NATION!!
She must be immediately fired
from her position, charged with fraud, and stripped of any and all title, degrees, and/or
Dr. Daniel P. Jordan, president of the Thomas
Jefferson Foundation, appointed a research committee of Monticello staff members,
including four Ph.D.'s and one medical doctor, and charged the committee with evaluating
the DNA study of Dr. Eugene Foster and associates, assessing it within the context of all
other relevant historical and scientific evidence, and recommending the impact it should
have on historical interpretation at Monticello. It is such a shoddy piece of scholarship
that this writer is embarrassed to admit that the University of Virginia is his alma
mater. This error must be corrected.
The committee relied heavily on the DNA evidence
which showed a match between only one of Sally Heming's children, while ignoring that
there was a mismatch with another of her children and that none of the other children
showed a DNA match. But the committee accepted the scientific evidence as proof of
Jefferson being the father of one child while rejecting the very same scientific evidence
that proved conclusively that he was not the father of another, and omitting the fact that
there was no scientific evidence of Jefferson being the biological father of the other
children, to support their conclusion that:
"The DNA study, combined with multiple strands of currently available documentary
and statistical evidence, indicates a high probability that Thomas Jefferson fathered
Eston Hemings, and that he most likely was the father of all six of Sally Hemings's
children appearing in Jefferson's records."
A match in the DNA evidence doesn't constitute
scientific evidence that Mr. Jefferson was the father. It proves only that any one
of the 25 male relatives of Mr. Jefferson who were in Albemarle County at the time were
the father. But a mismatch reduces the probability that Mr. Jefferson was the father of
Thomas Woodson to less than one in a billion. While the committee accepts a
"Monte Carlo analysis" that the chances of Mr. Jefferson not being the father of
all six children is less than 1 in 100, it rejects the one in a billion chance that the
DNA evidence is wrong. This is shoddy advocacy at its very best. You simply
cannot claim that someone who has a one in a billion chance of being the father "most
likely was the father".
If Mr. Jefferson lied about it, this would be the
first time in recorded history that he did. Why LIE about a great Christian like
this? Why intentionally misrepresent his moral position? Why smear this good
man's excellent reputation, and thus the moral integrity of the entire nation, solely to
promote the sale of a scurrilous book? Why did the "mainstream media" jump
all over this story without checking to see if there was a shred of accuracy in it first?
There's no excuse for this posthumous character
assassination of Mr. Jefferson, not even the claim that it might have been due to some
incredibly sloppy scholarship by another hyphenated FEMINIST LIAR Annette Gordon-Reed!
The Jefferson-Hemings Scholars Commission
Coolidge Letter Transcription
On October 25, 1858, Thomas Jefferson's granddaughter, Ellen Randolph
Coolidge, wrote a letter to her husband Joseph in which she argued that the charge that
Jefferson was sexually involved with Sally Hemings was false. This is a photocopy of one
portion of that letter:
The handwritten letter, a photocopy of which is included in Appendix E of the TJMF
Report, is not particularly difficult to read. The following is the passage in question,
with the mistranscribed portion in bold face and underlined:
"His apartments had no private entrance not perfectly accessible and visible to
all the household. No female domestic ever entered his chambers except at hours when he
was known not to be there, and none could have entered without being exposed to
the public gaze."
In the transcription of this letter that appears in Appendix E of Professor Annette
Gordon-Reed's book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings (see page 259), this key
sentence was altered in such a way as to totally reverse the clear meaning of the
"No female domestic ever entered his chambers except at hours when he was known
not to be in the public gaze."
N.B. This error in transcription could not be ascribed to a simple omission of words,
since "to the public gaze" was changed to "in the public gaze."
Without the change of "to" into "in," the altered sentence would have
contained a grammatical error.
The Scholars Commission notes that it has no information about how or why these errors
occurred, but it is clear that they have had an unfortunate impact upon the scholarship of
even the leading historian at Monticello. While Appendix E to the TJMF Report
included both versions, Lucia Stanton (former Director of Research at Monticello and
currently Shannon Senior Research Historian at Monticello's International Center for
Jefferson Studies) did not notice the error and indeed quoted the inaccurate Gordon-Reed
version of this key sentence in response to questions from the Scholars Commission.
As one member of the Scholars Commission remarked: "Someone once said that if you
gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite
amount of time, they would recreate all of the great literary works of history (or
something like that). But the odds of a single human being 'accidentally' changing 13
words in a single sentence in a manner that just happened to totally reverse its meaning,
and just happening to have made the 'errors' in the most critical sentence of the
document, strike me as being high."
Send questions and comments to the following email address:
Prof. Robert F. Turner
To this date, March 10, 2010, there has been no public apology
from this "scholar" whose only contribution to humanity is to pretend to be an
expert on a man whose intellect a moral minor like you can never possibly grasp.