New Thomas Jefferson book pulled after complaints

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by niuniu, Aug 14, 2012.

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Given the choice would you rather ;)

  1. Send your kid to a Barton policy influenced school

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  2. Let your kid sit beside a stranger on a long journey

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  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

    niuniu

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    David Barton, who worked as chair and consultant for the Texas GOP was having a go at revealing the 'truth' about Jefferson in his new 'history' book. Publisher pulled it after complaints he spun parts of it - conveniently the slave ownership and parts on religion.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/us-...book-thomas-jefferson-complaints-inaccuracies

    The purpose of such revisionist style of story-telling as Barton puts it is to,

    Truth indeed :cool:

    If this brand of story-telling is your thing you can check out more of his stories at http://www.wallbuilders.com/

    Current front page stories include how gays have infiltrated Fox News :D :rolleyes:

    Update: This guy sits on the National Council for Bible Curriculum in Public Schools and calls himself an expert in history and constitution. He has no formal education in history or law. He's also published a book interpreting Amendments. He says they were intended to give the right of Christians to hold public office, not other religions. Bit of a whack-job, but he influences school policy in Texas.

    He also teaches an online course at Glenn Beck's 'University'. Charming.


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  2. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    niuniu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wanted a (deeply serious) poll so I asked mod to delete it before I made this one ;)
     
  4. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Shouldn't this man classify as clinically insane?
     
  5. niuniu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Or in the State of Texas - employable :eek:
     
  6. Fazzy macrumors 6502

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    lol :D
     
  7. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    I voted for letting my kid sit next to a stranger on a long trip ... so long as it's not this nutter.
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I thought Jefferson was an Atheist who was highly suspicious of organized religion. I guess he had to be cleaned up to be held up to present day conservatives, lol.
     
  9. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Why don't we consult Conservapedia and see what they say? :rolleyes: :D
     

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