07 July 2010

New Online University Specializing In History

This should drive the academic elites crazy.

Announcing Glenn Beck University which will feature, as one of their Professors, David Barton and which will be teaching classes in “religion, American history and economics.”

Hear all about it here.


Randy Wade said...

I am glad to see that you did not capitalize "history" because I cannot imagine what Glenda will do to butcher History.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I simply quoted. Anyway, you should enroll. You might get an honorary doctorate.

Randy Wade said...


History 150: Reframing Slavery. In a chapter in his book, Arguing with Idiots, Beck praises an obsolete provision of the U.S. Constitution that prohibited Congress from outlawing the slave trade before 1808 and capped taxes on the slave trade at $10 per slave. In the book, Beck reprints Article I, Section 9, Clause 1 of the Constitution. Beck specifically highlights in yellow the phrase "ten dollars for each person":

Section 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

Apparently interpreting "Migration or Importation" to mean "immigration," Beck then writes:

That's right, the Founders actually put a price tag on coming to this country: $10 per person. Apparently they felt like there was a value to being able to live here. Not anymore. These days we can't ask anything of immigrants -- including that they abide by our laws. [Arguing with Idiots, Page 278]

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Maybe that's why Beck isn't one of the professors ???