Apparently John Jay, American statesman, patriot, diplomat, Founding Father of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, contributor to the Federalist Papers and first Chief Justice of the United States was also a) a nativist xenophobe; b) raving member of the “Religious Right”; c) intolerant cultural fascist; d) war monger …
Probably a homophobe, too.
Courtesy of Patriotpost.us:
“I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs, who by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side through a long bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.” -– John Jay, Federalist No. 2, 1787
Oh, the horror. The Horror.
Image:Artist: Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828); Title: Portrait of John Jay; National Gallery of Art; public domain