By Bret Bernhardt
Working on Capitol Hill provides many opportunities unlike those found in other workplaces. Recently, my wife and I along with a close friend took a bike ride around the Tidal Basin where the monuments of Martin Luther King and Thomas Jefferson stand.
It struck me that these two men now stand juxtaposed via their monuments across from one another and I wondered what conversations they might be having.
Jefferson, the father of the Declaration of Independence championed the ideals of freedom and equality, yet was a living contradiction as a slave-holding Virginian. While he attempted to reconcile this glaring incongruity, he died without doing so. Continue reading “WORKING ON THE HILL: What A Conversation Today Between Thomas Jefferson And Martin Luther King Jr. Might Be Like”