Jefferson 0, Indigo 1

Indigo wanted to know what Alexander Hamilton’s debt plan was, as one does. This led us on through various matters of policy and political philosophy until she made the wistful observation that a lot of people in history did bad things, like own slaves. I said, “Yeah, Jefferson enslaved people, and he was the one who wrote ‘All men are created equal.'”

She said, deadpan, “Maybe all his slaves were women.”

I hope she is not already cynical, at her tender age.

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