26 April 2012

Snake Oil Salesmen

There are so many leftist ideologues posing as historians today that it's difficult to keep up with all of their propaganda. 

This is known among those willing to open their eyes, even many respected historians on the "inside" have admitted that "American history has largely become a plaything for canting ideologues."

Many of these canting ideologues are ostensibly combating the "myth" that America was founded on Christian principles. It would be hilarious if it weren't so dangerous. One pseudo-historian recently suggested that David Barton was going to be "destroyed". [Update - the word "destroyed" was replaced with "discredited" after this post.] Sounds violent to me - where's the mantra of acceptance and tolerance? Of course, we know that only applies to kooks on the left - but I digress.

If  you want the truth, simply do your own research, read the founding documents, and the writings of the Founders themselves. Stroll through the monuments in Washington DC and the halls of Congress and be overwhelmed at the Biblical references. To believe these leftists, you'd have to think David Barton or Jerry Falwell themselves chiseled those in stone. Read the in depth material located at the Library of Congress website. Decide for yourself. Don't let these pretend historians and over-educated ideologues get by with their lies.

Here's an excerpt from the Library of Congress' exhibit, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic:

"It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) and of James Madison (1809-1817) the state became the church. Within a year of his inauguration, Jefferson began attending church services in the House of Representatives. Madison followed Jefferson's example, although unlike Jefferson, who rode on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Worship services in the House--a practice that continued until after the Civil War--were acceptable to Jefferson because they were nondiscriminatory and voluntary. Preachers of every Protestant denomination appeared. (Catholic priests began officiating in 1826.) As early as January 1806 a female evangelist, Dorothy Ripley, delivered a camp meeting-style exhortation in the House to Jefferson, Vice President Aaron Burr, and a "crowded audience." Throughout his administration Jefferson permitted church services in executive branch buildings. The Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers." (Emphasis mine). Source ~ The State Becomes the Church

Despite what these deceivers proclaim, it is not the right which primarily twists history in order to advance their political agenda, it is the left. Facts are stubborn things.

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