Many other people did, right?
and who even defines right or wrong? they don't really exist..
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Well, the situation is kind of complex. Jefferson is at least in part the product of his times and his society. He was raised by his family, his government, his education, and his clergy to believe that slavery was natural and that the Africans who were enslaved were inferior, even to the point (incredibly) that they were somehow better off being slaves.
However, Jefferson thought slavery was more wrong than many of his contemporaries. He certainly thought the African slave trade was a horrible evil, as he said in a clause in the Declaration of Independence which was eventually edited out. In his Letters to the State of Virginia he said that if it came down to a race war, God would not be on the side of white slave holders. He emancipated some of his slaves, and no one forced him to do so. He ended the African slave trade as president. He stopped the slave market in Washington D. C., and he admitted the entire Northwest Territory as a free territory.
"and who even defines right or wrong? they don't really exist.. "
Where were you at Nuremburg? The Nazis could have used a lawyer and judges like you.2