David Swenson June 14, 2016 What Would Jefferson Do? Banned David Swenson June 14, 2016 What Would Jefferson Do? It is a constitutional principle of American life that one’s religious background should not be a factor in one’s citizenship, in one’s capacity to vote or hold public office or serve on juries or anything else. The quality of a citizen is commitment to principles of the Enlightenment, not this or that religious sensibility. — Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson Tune in to your local public radio or join the 1776 Club to hear this episode of "What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?"