Tom DeLay recently claimed that “God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution.” That’s a monumentally stupid thing to say, but he’s not backing down. And he went on the radio show of David Barton, who lies about history more than any man alive, to offer an equally ridiculous defense of his claim:
Today, Tom DeLay appeared on “WallBuilders Live” to defend himself from the mockery he received for having declared earlier this year that God founded America and wrote the Constitution, telling host Rick Green that God is going to use conservative Christians to lead “a revolution for the Constitution.”
During the conversation, DeLay repeated his claim that “the Constitution was created by God” and then noted that he came under attack from the Left for saying this not too long ago even though, he insisted, he was absolutely right.“Alexander Hamilton himself said that the Declaration and the Constitution were written as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature by the hand of divinity itself,” DeLay triumphantly declared. “So I’m just quoting him.”
As Right Wing Watch points out, Hamilton said that in 1775, so he couldn’t possibly have been talking about either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. And by the way, Hamilton was not one of the signers of the Declaration. It seems perfectly appropriate that he did this on Barton’s radio show.