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Three Words

Three Words

Broadcast: February 19, 1952
Added: Feb 21 2022

Many tongues and many pens have attempted to describe the character of the great American whose birthday is celebrated on the 22nd February (1732). In each generation there is a new appraisal but the burden of the story is always the same. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, "his integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known. No motives of interest, of friendship or hatred being able to bias his decision. He was in deed in every sense of the word, a wise, a good and a great man."  Yet no American, save possibly Lincoln was more hated in his time nor more vilely slandered.