On this day in 1743 my hero, Thomas Jefferson, was born. Jefferson's contribution to the cause of liberty is one of the greatest of all time. Author of our Declaration of Independence, our third president, and our greatest Founding Father, Jefferson holds a place near to my heart. As a Jeffersonian, I draw my inspiration from this man. He was deeply flawed, and he did not always govern in the best way possible. But Tom Jefferson is to me an ultimate source of wisdom.