Madison, Jefferson, Monroe

The fourth (Madison), third (Jefferson) and fifth (Monroe) Presidents of the United States stand guard over one of the main entrances to downtown Charlottesville from their eyrie on City Hall. Jefferson and Madison are two of the States’ founding fathers, and James Monroe is considered to be one too, depending on which online sources are consulted.

The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.” ~ James Monroe.

Not far away is the Freedom of Speech wall on 605 E Main Street. On it is inscribed the First Amendment of the US Constitution, which ironically usually lies unseen beneath all the chalked free expression.

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