I think the article is well written and while we are currently trying to change the history of America it seems (destroying statues, etc.) it is relevant to a discussion today. We are judging people from the Civil war era by today’s standards, so i believe Jefferson is fair game. This would serve as great ammunition for a debate about the registry. You could say i know a person that did such and such with a young girl of 14 years old, do you believe a person like this deserves a second chance? The answer from the pro registry person would undoubtedly be an emphatic no. The debater could then reply the person i am referencing is Thomas Jefferson. They are not playing fair, using shock and awe tactics, we should apply the same.