I am 82% of the way through this and if that quote, taken OUT OF CONTEXT from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson, is mentioned again as being the base for the reason so many in this book feel justified in making that 'second revolution', I am going scream.
They always tend to leave out the part where it makes it quite clear that Jefferson is not calling asshats like that to arms, "Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them".
That said, despite the ire it raises when these folks like this hijack Jefferson's (and other Founding Father's words) to suit their own purposes, I have been enjoying this novel. It makes me laugh and I have to say, I need a good laugh :)