Sometimes you really have to wonder whether David Barton is breathing the same air the rest of us are. He’s so utterly deluded that one could be forgiven for assuming that he was doing serious drugs. And he is, in a sense — he’s high on Jesus. On his radio show recently he declared that America had never been a colonialist country, unlike those anti-religious countries in Europe:
Barton: One of the things we often see with other militaries is they rule by intimidation, by threats, by terrorism really, they want to scare the dickens out of the enemy and America didn’t do that. From the very beginning when George Washington set this thing up he said, ‘ok we’re having chaplains with everybody and here’s the only kind of war you can fight is you can fight defensive wars not offensive wars, you have to respect the rights of property, you can fight back when attacked,’ so we have a whole different mentality, we’ve never been a colonialist nation, we’ve never gone out to conquer others and make ourselves bigger, we’ve just never had that mentality…
That’s exactly what made America so different, we don’t have that colonial aspect of let’s go conquer somebody else and make our nation bigger and that’s because of the faith element.
I wonder which way the water swirls down the toilets when you flush on his planet. The amusing thing is that he references George Washington, who was president when there were only 13 states. The fact that there are now 50, plus Puerto Rico, easily disproves his claim. On Planet Wingnuttia, manifest destiny never happened, the Native Americans killed themselves off and the Phillipines, Hawaii, California and the entire Southwest of the country applied for membership on the U.S.A. website.
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