Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary
From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. American Patriots must join together, speak out in free and open discussion to fight the “woke” anti-American mob, and further the cause of FREEDOM.
A recent article in the New York Post details how a liberal billionaire financed a transformation of James Madison’s homestead, Montpelier, into a 21st century museum of revisionist history, more suited to the “woke” mob of cultural activists than tourists interested in American history.
A Few Excerpts
“No American flags fly at Montpelier, Madison’s plantation home in rural Virginia, and not a single display focuses on the life and accomplishments of America’s foremost political philosopher . . . “ 
One visitor commented:
“The worst part were the gross historical inaccuracies and constant bias exhibited by the tour guide”
“A one hour Critical Race Theory experience disguised as a tour.”
Later in the article, it is revealed that “In May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the home, forced the board to accept a slate of left-wing activist members in the name of racial equity.”
The new members aim to transform Montpelier into “a black history and black rights organization that could care less about James Madison and his legacy,” board member Mary Alexander, a documented descendant of Madison’s slave Paul Jennings, told the Orange County Review. 
James Madison, 4th President of the United States (1809-1817), worked with other members of the Virginia delegation, particularly Edmund Randolph and George Mason, at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, to draft and present the Virginia Plan, an outline of our federal Constitution, establishing the three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial). He is widely recognized as The Father of The Constitution. Along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, he co-wrote The Federalist Papers, some 85 essays in support of the Constitution, of which he authored 29. He was also the principal architect of the Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791. Madison was one of thee most influential of all our founding fathers.
Madison inherited the large tobacco plantation known as Montpelier, including his father’s numerous slaves, when he was 50 years old. It is located in rural Orange County Virginia, not far from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
James Madison did not invent slavery. He did not purchase Montpelier and slaves to manage it. He was just one of the prominent founders to have been living in the time when it was prevalent. In fact, Madison opposed slavery intellectually, arguing against a proposed 20-year delay in ending the foreign slave trade. But he found it necessary to accept a compromise in order to gain support from southern states to ratify the Constitution. And he proposed what became known as the Three Fifths Compromise, an agreement reached during the 1787 Constitutional Convention, that accounted for the slave populations of the various states to be counted in determining the number of seats in the House of Representatives.
A Typical Disgrace Created by Woke Activism
Billionaire David M. Rubenstein granted $10 million to Montpelier to transform the homestead into a museum highlighting slavery and racism rather than a story of the respected founding father. Virtual blasphemy. It is utterly disgusting to me, having known the man to be one of, if not thee, brightest political philosophers of our time. To erase a monument to his legacy and replace it with a museum of radical ideology focused on critical race theory and the 1619 Project is cultural warfare propagated by an anti-American activist.
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 Linge, Mary Kay & Levine, Jon ;Founding Father James Madison Sidelined by Woke History in His Own Home, New York Post ; July 16, 2022