Wednesday, April 20, 2011

David Barton & WallBuilders' FAKE QUOTES & The Joining of The Tea Party & GOP & Religious Right

Updated: 4:40 PM, April 20, 2011.

If David Barton says it then it must be true???
Pseudo-historian finding fame & fortune with The Tea Party and the Religious Right.
It is not surprising since America has been a nation which promotes the common folk and ignorance and is deeply anti-intellectual ( ie scholar Ricard Hofstadter)
These folk are once again being manipulated by those on the right who have their own agenda who wrap themselves in the Flag and Christianity (or at least their version of it) and Greed or a winner take all creed.

David Barton: Jesus Opposed The Minimum Wage

Daivd Barton: Tower of Babel Proves God Hates Socialism (or God hates Bricks???)

Full report debunking David Barton's lies and propaganda at People For The American Way -"Barton’s Bunk: Religious Right ‘Historian’ Hits the Big Time in Tea Party America"
Newt Gingrich promises to seek his advice and counsel for the 2012 presidential campaign. Mike Huckabee calls him America’s greatest historian, says he should be writing the curriculum for American students, and in fact suggested that all Americans should be “forced at gunpoint” to listen to his broadcasts. Michelle Bachmann calls him “a treasure for our nation” and invited him to teach one of her Tea Party Caucus classes on the Constitution for members of Congress. State legislators from around the country invite him to share his “wisdom” with them. Glenn Beck calls him “the most important man in America.” Who is this guy?

This guy is David Barton, a Republican Party activist and a fast-talking, self-promoting, self-taught, self-proclaimed historian who is miseducating millions of Americans about U.S. history and the Constitution.

Barton has been profitably peddling a distorted “Christian nation” version of American history to conservative religious audiences for the past two decades. His books and videos denouncing church-state separation have been repeatedly debunked by respected historians, but that hasn’t kept Barton from becoming a folk hero for many in the Religious Right. His eagerness to help elect Republicans has won him gratitude and support from national as well as state and local GOP leaders. Former senator Sam Brownback, now the governor of Kansas, has said that Barton’s research “provides the philosophical underpinning for a lot of the Republican effort in the country today – bringing God back into the public square.” Indeed, Time Magazine named him one of the nation’s 25 most influential evangelical Christians in 2005.

Barton broadened his audience when Fox News’ Glenn Beck became a fan. Last year, Beck invited Barton to appear regularly on his “Founders’ Fridays” broadcasts, sending Barton’s books up the bestseller lists. And when Beck brought his messianic road show to Washington, D.C. in August 2010, Barton shared the stage with him. At America’s Divine Destiny, the kick-off event on the eve of Beck’s Lincoln Memorial rally, Barton waved copies of old books and sermons and argued that the nation’s founding documents were essentially cribbed from colonial-era sermons.

While Barton is best known for his claims about the religious intentions of the nation’s founders, he has become a full-service pundit for the far-right in Tea Party America. He pushes predictable positions on abortion, gay rights, and the judiciary. But he is also attacking environmentalists working to combat climate change. And he is a key figure for conservative strategists who would love to forge an even stronger political merger between the Tea Party and Religious Right movements between now and the 2012 elections. Barton’s contribution: claiming that a radically limited role for the federal government was God’s idea, and that Jesus and the Bible are opposed to progressive taxation, minimum wage laws, collective bargaining, and “socialist union kind of stuff.”

Barton & the religious right who have joined the Tea Party Movement  in America claim that:

God hates the minimum wage laws
God hates income taxes
God hates Unions
God hates taxes on the rich
God hates the Separation of church and State
God hates pluralism
God hates multiculturalism
God hates gays and lesbians
God hates illegal immigrants
God hates immigrants not from Europe???
God hates Modern Art
God hates the Capital Gains Tax
God hates welfare
God hates food-stamps
God hates all non-Christians
God hates secularists and atheists

Keith Olbermann and more fake quotes from psuedo-historian David Barton & parroted by Glenn Beck, Mike Hukabee, Newt gingrich , Michelle Bachman , Sara Palin, Pastor Rick Warren, Pastor John Hagee, Rick Joyner, Lou Engle

YouTube - David Barton & WallBuilders' FAKE QUOTES: "This video has been added to your Favorites."

also see:

from the wallbuilders website - where all the loons and moonbats gather to just make stuff up and then see how many rubes will believe this crap. So to some of us such a website looks more like a parody -unfortunately they are deadly serious

Note they argue the US is not a democracy and there is no separation of church and state so some form of theocracy which supports their values and defends the rich and powerful is quite OK to these dangerous dimwits.
So here's some examples of what one can find at Wallbuilders (Note: for educational purposes only)

Overview (of Wallbuilders)

WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that "the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained."

In the Old Testament book of Nehemiah, the nation of Israel rallied together in a grassroots movement to help rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and thus restore stability, safety, and a promising future to that great city. We have chosen this historical concept of "rebuilding the walls" to represent allegorically the call for citizen involvement in rebuilding our nation's foundations. As Psalm 11:3 reminds us, "If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?"

WallBuilders' goal is to exert a direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family by (1) educating the nation concerning the Godly foundation of our country; (2) providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies which reflect Biblical values; and (3) encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena.

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African American History Resources
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Ed Schultz calls out David Barton on his fear-mongering about homosexuals.
David Barton argues homosexuality ought to be regulated because it is he believes a public health issue.

David Barton with religious wingnut Pat Robertson as they bemoan the state of education in the United States while they spew their own lies and propaganda.
This is just more of the same fact free nonsense being promoted by the right in America.

The radical right is actively engaged in re-framing reality with some pseudo- history, pseudo-science pseudo-theology while arguing that this is what the secularists and liberals and progressives are doing .

Their idea of education is rote learning and the parroting of right wing propaganda including revisionist and distorted history of America and a complete rewriting of the Bible to fit with their agendas and their bigotry and their pro-capitalist views . Their economic view is that governments have no right to regulate industries or any business endeavor and the poor should be left to starve.

So a corporation can sell some product which is supposed to be safe but is not then too bad-the individual is supposed to investigate throughly any product they are going to buy from soup to nuts from a toy car or doll to cars , land , houses and so on.

Yes folks these liars, hypocrites, fanatics, demagogues including Americanized Christian Nationalists and Dominionists and the preachers of The Prosperity Gospel are out to convince Americans that their particular world view or perception is the only such perception & opinions that are true and therefore that should be taken seriously.

Restoring Honor Rally: DAVID BARTON On CBN

and Mike Huckabee praising & interviewing David Barton

For earlier related posts see;

Christian Dominionist Stealth Jihad In America Transforming US Military Into God's Army, Oct. 18, 2010

The Radical Agendas of The Billionaires' Funded Tea Party Movement ,Tenthers , State Sovereignists, Libertarians and Christian Dominionists, Oct. 10,2010

"The Family" AKA "The Christian Mafia" Exposed As Elitist Anti-Democratic Christian Fascists - Warriors For Jesus, Aug. 20, 2009

UPDATED: Israel Brands All Criticism of its Policies As "Delegitimization " Of The State Of Israel & "Christian Zionists" Aug. 5, 2010

James Cameron Dir. of AVATAR Calls out Glenn Beck & His Cult of Greed and selfishness Lou Engle The Call's Support From The Bush Whitehouse ,April 27, 2010

and so it goes,

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