The Institute on the Constitution’s Imaginary Constitution

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On the Institute on the Constitution's Facebook page, the following image was posted on July 12:The IOTC teachers Michael Peroutka and David Whitney believe that government has no role in the areas listed under family and church in this image above. This is apparently derived from the work of Abraham Kuyper and Christian reconstructionist Rousas Rushdoony (see this source).As I looked at this, my reaction was that the IOTC teaches the Constitution of their imagination, not the actual … [Read more...]

The David Barton Dozen: Ecclesia College (AR)

In October of last year, David Barton said there are about a dozen colleges that he believes are right on history and the Constitution.  John Fea identified six of them asLiberty University Law School Ohio Christian University Oklahoma Wesleyan University Pensacola Christian College Brewton-Parker College Louisiana College I think a seventh can be added: Ecclesia College in Arkansas.Barton is on the Board of Regents and recently spoke there.  While in the area, he spoke to a group o … [Read more...]

David Barton’s Biblical Constitution: What If The Constitution Really Quoted The Bible?

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I've addressed this before but it seems worth noting again. David Barton, with a straight face, says the Constitution quotes the Bible. He and Mat Staver discussed this claim on a Liberty Counsel segment recently. Begin watching at 4:44):Again with ankle biting Bible verses.In speech to Crossroads Church in OK, Barton listed some of the verses he says are quoted in the Constitution. Take a look:Let's take one -- Leviticus 19:34 -- and see if we can find it quoted in the Article … [Read more...]

Institute on the Constitution: Notes on Session 10 – War Between the States and Women’s Suffrage Dilutes the Franchise

I have been watching the Institute on the Constitution course on the National Religious Broadcasters network on Thursday nights. Last night was session 10 and covered amendments 11 through 27.  I have raised numerous issues with the course over the first nine sessions, and session 10 only added to my negative reaction.At this point, I am just going to supply some observations about the course from memory. I may do a more detailed follow up next week.Discussing the 13th Amendment, … [Read more...]

Springboro School District Cancels Controversial Constitution Classes

Last evening, the Springboro School Board canceled two Constitution classes which had drawn protests from parents, teachers and students.  Notice of the board action was posted on a Facebook site called Springboro United for Responsible Education.According to WHIO, school board member Jim Rigano issued a statement saying in part, "We felt that having the community participate with evaluating these courses would be an excellent opportunity for schools and community to work together. Instead, … [Read more...]


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