Did we refer to original sources in Getting Jefferson Right?

Of course we did. I have referred to the original table of texts used by Jefferson on this blog to point out where David Barton incorrectly added some miracles to his account of the Jefferson Bible. They are also in Getting Jefferson Right.

I pointed out here and we provided in the book the subscriber’s lists proving that Jefferson was not one of a few founders who financed the first hot-pressed Bible in the United States. He subscribed to it, as did over 1200 other people.

We quote the entire 1782 Virginia law on manumission; Barton only quotes part of it.

However, Barton yesterday told a radio host in Texas (Not Too Late Show – Listen at about 28:00 into the podcast or click the link below) that a couple of professors from Messiah College (guess he got us confused with John Fea) did a point by point refutation of The Jefferson Lies, but then said we only quoted other professors and did not refer to the original sources.

Listen to the 39 second portion by clicking the link: NotTooLate.

So yes, Mr. Barton, we did refer to the primary sources, and no, we did not just quote other experts.

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  • http://reasonableconversation.wordpress.com Kaoru Negisa

    So what you’re saying is that Barton even lies about history less than a month old? At least he’s consistently dishonest.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton Warren

    Kaoru – What is ironic is that many of the issues we caught him in involved not going back to the primary sources.

  • ken

    Did you contact the radio station to ask for a correction?

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton Warren

    ken – I did. The Facebook page for the show is here: https://www.facebook.com/NotTooLateShow and you can leave a note on the podcast page.

  • Lynn David

    Messiah College? Barton can’t even get current events correct, what makes people think he actually knows his history?

  • Jeff Baker

    I heard Barton on the radio once (not sure which show) refering to Google as “an original source.”