On Syrian Refugee Issue, David Barton Does What He Accuses President Obama of Doing

David Barton rarely lets an opportunity go by to bash President Obama. His response to Obama's news conference on Syrian refugees is a case in point.Barton took issue with Obama's criticism of calls for the U.S. to use a religious test to determine which Syrian refugees could enter the country, saying Obama's use of the term "religious test" was an allusion to the Constitution. In an email to supporters, Barton said: Presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz recommended that America … [Read more...]

Kevin Kruse Brings Some Truth to Twitter and Ted Cruz


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...]

Politico’s Story About Ben Carson’s West Point Claims Ignite Allegations of Media Bias


UPDATE: Earlier I titled this post, "Ben Carson Admits Fabrication in Bio." I have changed the title because Carson now says he didn't admit a fabrication. Politico has now changed their title to reflect the specific nature of the claims regarding a "full scholarship" to West Point.I have significantly updated my post to address criticisms in the comments section.--------------According to Politico, on more than one occasion, Ben Carson claimed he was offered a full scholarship to … [Read more...]

World Net Daily to Publish New Edition of David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies


First, he said Simon & Schuster was going to publish it. They declined.Today, World Net Daily announced plans to publish a new edition in 2016.I am looking forward to learning the identity of the "academic endorsements." Why not just post them now on the WND page promoting the book?Michael and I are up for another round. We have a few academic endorsements of our own. Setting the Record Straight on Thomas JeffersonHistorian David Barton responds to his … [Read more...]

David Barton Takes His Christian Nation Show Back to Ukraine


In June 2014, the head of one of Ted Cruz's Super PACs, David Barton visited Ukraine and, among other things, told a group of pastors that John Locke's Two Treatises cited 1500 Bible verses of how government should operate (recently debunked with the help of Greg Forster). According to his Facebook page, Barton went back last week to spread the Christian nation gospel.We've been in Eastern Europe this week. This country is wanting to move toward a new constitution that inculcates many of the … [Read more...]

David Barton: The Iran Treaty Requires the U.S. to Fight Those Who Attack Iran Even If Israel Attacks

David Barton, the leader of one of Ted Cruz's Super PACs, said on his Wallbuilders Live show today that the Iran treaty requires the U.S. to fight anyone who attacks Iran. Barton is pretty sure Israel will do it so the Iran deal obligates the U.S. to fight with Israel. Say what?Read and listen here.Ok, readers who are up on the Iran treaty issue, what is this about? According to RWW, Trump first mentioned this and the State Dept denied it. However, we all know that some people won't be … [Read more...]

FEC Launches Inquiry Into Donation from Ted Cruz Super PAC to Carly Fiorina’s PAC


For reasons not clear, one of Ted Cruz's Super PAC gave $500,000 to Carly Fiorina's Super PAC back in June. And because "other disbursement" is not particularly clear, the FEC has launched an inquiry: FEC Fiorina Inquiry by The Conservative TreehouseIn the letter above, the FEC analyst referred to line 21b in Schedule B of the mid-year report. However, I learned today from the FEC that "21b" is a mistake and line 29 on Schedule B is the donation is question.  See the image … [Read more...]

Challenge to David Barton: Where Are the 1500 Bible Verses in Locke’s Two Treatises?

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I think I know the answer but I doubt David Barton will respond.First, some background is necessary. For quite some time, the head of Ted Cruz Super PAC David Barton has claimed that John Locke referred to over 1500 Bible verses in his Two Treatises of Government. In The Jefferson Lies, Barton wrote the following: Furthermore, in his Two Treatises of Government (1689) -- the work specifically relied on by Jefferson and the other Founders as they drafted the Declaration -- Locke invoked the … [Read more...]