David Barton must have some kind of secret decoder ring. How else to explain how he derives the most absurd ideas from various Bible verses, which he claims support his right wing political and economic positions? On a television show recently, he bizarrely declared that only companies that are government-regulated had to be bailed out in 2008 and 2009:
Uh, what industries aren’t government-regulated? Please name one. But then he contradicts himself and declares, even more bizarrely, that 100% of all industries were “open and free and competitive,” but no longer are after TARP and the stimulus bill. Say what?
It’s like he’s just making shit up, knowing that his audience is simply too stupid or delusional to recognize it.