In early September of 2016, self-styled historian David Barton posted the following video:The day after he posted the video, he removed it from his Wallbuilders website and Facebook page. He has never addressed why the video was up for a day and then gone.Barton ridiculed progressives for disbelieving his claim to have an earned doctorate. Then all of a sudden the video was removed and he stopped talking about his doctorate. None of the people who rely on his work apparently care … [Read more...]
Arkansas Legislator Wants Howard Zinn’s History Books Banned from School; Why Not David Barton’s Book Too?
From the indispensable Arkansas Blog by Max Brantley: Just in from Rep. Kim Hendren: Legislation to prohibit any publicly supported schools (you, too, charters) from including in curriculum or couerse materials any books or other material authored by Howard Zinn. The usual target is Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Remember in 2012 when the History News Network asked readers to rate the least credible history book in print? Zinn's A People's History was scorned, coming in s … [Read more...]
The myth of a prayer meeting at the Constitutional Convention just refuses to die.Earlier this week, the American Family Association's Reason and Company show opined favorably on Melania Trump's reading of the Lord's Prayer. In the process, Abraham Hamilton III said starting at 40 seconds in that Franklin's effort "led to a three day prayer meeting at the Constitutional Convention." He added, "So we have a long history of recognizing the God of the Bible in our country." WatchNo. … [Read more...]
Yesterday, David Barton came to Thomas Jefferson's rescue after a statue of the third president was defaced last weekend at Jefferson's alma mater the College of William & Mary. Those who attacked the statue painted Jefferson's hands red and wrote "slave owner" nearby.Indeed, Jefferson was a slave owner at the same time he made some steps to end the slave trade. He signed the bill ending the slave trade in 1808. However, Jefferson owned slaves at the same time he signed that bill into … [Read more...]
I mentioned it before but we have a Wallbuilder in the PA Senate race. Here's the announcement for the big debut.Join us Monday, February 27 at 11 AM at The Capitol Rotunda! pic.twitter.com/jBqKAA7fN0— RickSaccone4Senate (@RickSaccone4Sen) February 15, 2017It is surreal that doctorate faker Barton still has a significant following. Once upon a time, faking academic credentials was considered a serious problem. Now it doesn't matter if you support the right candidate. … [Read more...]
PA State Rep. Rick Saccone tweeted this announcement on Thursday:We will have our big kickoff rally in the capitol rotunda 27 feb 11am. David Barton will intro me. So blessed. Come join us in hburg.— Rick Saccone (@Ricksaccone1) February 10, 2017As a GOP state representative, Saccone sponsored a resolution proclaiming 2012 as The Year of the Bible in PA. He is also behind the effort to place the motto In God We Trust on display inPA public schools.Saccone has an earned PhD … [Read more...]