Phil Robertson Uses Spurious James Madison Quote to Explain His Support for Ted Cruz

Today, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson used a spurious quote often attributed to James Madison to explain his support for Ted Cruz. Watch (see especially the segment starting at 1:30 into the clip)There is no such Madison quote about America being based on self-governance according to the 10 commandments. Even Ted Cruz's historian, David Barton, now labels that quote "unconfirmed." By all accounts, the quote cannot be found in any of Madison's writings or can't be traced to any … [Read more...]

David Barton Claims Professional Historians Don’t Use Original Documents and That’s Why They Attack His Work

I have just about run out of headlines to describe the errors in David Barton's description of why The Jefferson Lies was pulled from publication in 2012. He and World Net Daily continue to promote the idea that the book's critics were liberals and that Thomas Nelson pulled the book due to political correctness. I've debunked these false claims more than once.Now he is advancing another theory about why historians have been critical of The Jefferson Lies. In an article (another whitewash of … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream Speech

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, I link to MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech delivered August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C..Be inspired.   … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About David Barton’s New Edition of The Jefferson Lies (Press Release)

What You Need to Know About David Barton's New Edition of The Jefferson LiesContact Warren Throckmorton, warrenthrockmorton@gmail.comGROVE CITY, Penn., Jan. 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday was the official release date of the second edition of "The Jefferson Lies" by Ted Cruz's Super PAC coordinator David Barton. Published by World Net Daily, the second edition promises to answer Barton's critics and restore Jefferson's reputation.However, there is much World Net Daily … [Read more...]

New Endorsement of Getting Jefferson Right – John D. Wilsey

In his second edition of The Jefferson Lies, David Barton provides a lengthy critique of our work in Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President. We intend to use that material in our own second edition which I hope to publish sometime in 2016. In response to Barton's new edition, I am going to publish some additional endorsements for Getting Jefferson Right by historians and other scholars.  Today, historian and theologian Dr. John D. Wilsey weighs in: In Getting J … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Hope you enjoy this 33 Miles song with some acting by some teens who appear to be having a great time.For a more cerebral Thanksgiving read, check out the series from last year on Thanksgiving from the vantage point of several historian friends. The contributions of my distinguished colleagues John Wilsey, Jared Burkholder, Barry Hankins, Andrew Mitchell, Fred Beuttler, and Gary Scott Smith are well worth revisiting. … [Read more...]

Kevin Kruse Brings Some Truth to Twitter and Ted Cruz

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Kevin Kruse says it how it is to Ted Cruz.Your reminder that Ted Cruz is advised by David Barton, a fake historian who peddles fake quotes from the Founders. https://t.co/Kxje10WGVC— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 14, 2015 … [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...]


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