Ted Cruz Speaks At David Barton’s Legislative Conference

The Keep the Promise Super PAC now being run by David Barton is not supposed to collaborate with Ted Cruz or his campaign. Thus, Cruz can't be criticized directly for the fact that the PACs supporting him named Barton as the head of day to day operations. However, Cruz can be criticized for lending his credibility to Barton's work when he speaks at Barton's pastors briefing. Cue Alan Noble's article on how to revitalize young conservatives.@TedCruz speaking at #Wallbuilders Pastors Briefing … [Read more...]

David Barton’s New Project: What is Keep the Promise Super PAC?

Bloomberg broke the story today that David Barton has been appointed to lead the umbrella Super PAC Keep the Promise. The PAC supports Ted Cruz but is structured in a curious manner. There are actually several PACs which supported Cruz, four of which named Keep the Promise. It is not completely clear to me that Barton will lead all of them.In any event, what is known about the KtP family of Super PACs?Ballotpedia appears to be a good source of information about them. Some highlights of … [Read more...]

David Barton Will Assume Leadership of Ted Cruz’s Super-PAC

Bloomberg news is reporting that David Barton has become leader of a Super-PAC with ties to Ted Cruz.Keep the Promise PAC raised more money in the first half of the year than any other Super-PAC besides Jeb Bush's, according to Bloomberg.Well, to me, this mean Ted Cruz would rather be president of the Wallbuilders' Fan Club than the U.S. It has sometimes been hard to get media to pay attention to Barton's wild claims but this appointment may now make it … [Read more...]

John Adams on American Exceptionalism

In my opinion, whenever David Barton tells his audiences to read the founders writings, he takes a large risk that someone in the audience will actually do it. What such curious readers find is a hodgepodge of political theories with much disagreement on matters of substance. One will also find much that contradicts Barton's tendentious claims. For instance, last week Barton said the founders all agreed that God's law was higher than man's law. Our second president John Adams is worth reading on … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Federal Judge Can’t Send Kim Davis to Jail; U.S. Law Disagrees

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On his Facebook page, pundit David Barton has been active in support of Rowan Co. (KY) clerk Kim Davis. Federal judge David Bunning found Davis to be in contempt of his order to issue marriage licenses to all couples, gay and straight, in Rowan County. Davis refused because she does not want her name on any marriage license issued to same-sex couples. KY law appears to require her name to be on the form.Last week on a video circulated by Glenn Beck, Barton first claimed that Davis was in the … [Read more...]

Sense and Nonsense in the Kim Davis Marriage License Controversy

I will add to these through the day and maybe into tomorrow. For now, between yard work and naps, I am researching some of the claims made by David Barton (see links below) and trying for myself to figure out what reasonable religious accommodations would look like in this situation.While I don't agree with Davis, I think these kind of cases are incredibly interesting. I believe that religious accommodations need to be considered (see Volokh's article linked below) in her case.David … [Read more...]

David Barton Explains Why Kim Davis Shouldn’t Be in Jail

Caution, alt-reality alert.On Glenn Beck's Facebook page, David Barton explains it all (the FB embed feature isn't working consistently so I have embedded the video at the end of the post).David Barton explains Kim Davis, the four kinds of law and why she should not be in Jail.Interesting perspective that I haven't heard.#kimdavisPosted by Glenn Beck on Friday, September 4, 2015Class, any thoughts?(In case the Facebook embed doesn't work, here it is)This, of … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Does Double Take as David Barton Says Third Great Awakening Has Started

According to David Barton, the Third Great Awakening has started.At Glenn Beck's website, we learn that Beck and Barton talked after Glenn Beck's Restoring Unity Rally on Saturday about the GA3. GLENN: I think this is — I think we’re at the beginning. I flew back with David Barton yesterday. And David said, just matter-of-factly, he said, we’re in the awakening. And I said, I leaned up and I said, hold on. What did you just say. And he said, we’re in the awakening. And I said, the third grea … [Read more...]