There are a thousand rumors flying around about dead people. I know. Lincoln, Churchill, Myers, the list goes on until you run out of fun people to spread arguably lies about. But check it out.
It's hard to point to one particular writing in the oeuvre, but Jefferson's opening, the first line he chose, the opening shot he chose to hurl over George's head, this gem:
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary..."
I mean, Gaa-aaaaay!