Tim Barton, son of Christian nationalist pseudo-historian David Barton and president of his WallBuilders organization, shares his father’s penchant for spreading lies and misinformation about the founding of this nation.
Earlier this week, Barton spoke at an “Awakening Night” event in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he engaged in a misleading effort to prove that the Founding Fathers were not all “racist, bigoted slaveholders.”
“How do you explain when they said that we were all created equal?” Barton asked. “Literally, I’ve heard professors, I’ve heard elected officials say, ‘Well, they only believe in equality for white people.'”
“Here’s the problem with making statements and accusations that you don’t know what you’re talking about,” Barton then asserted, without a hint of irony:
I would encourage everybody go back and read the original draft of the Declaration [of Independence]. … There are 24 grievances in the original draft of the Declaration. The last grievance is the longest grievance of the original draft—it’s nearly half of the page.
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