Stephen knelt at his side respecting, though he did not share, his piety. Thomas Jefferson believed that to preserve the very foundations of our nation, we would need dramatic change from time to time. We can not remove our respective sections from each other nor build an impassable wall between them. Welcome to our trusty friend! This welcome ended in a soft peal of mirthless laughter as Heron salaamed and then began to poke the ground with his cane.