Monday, August 13, 2012
Will David Barton be the Next Chick-fil-a?!?
David Barton is a national treasure. He has done more to preserve the truth about America's Juedo-Christian foundation than anyone else currently alive. That's why what happened to him Friday is such a shame.
In cast you missed it, last Friday the publisher of Barton's latest work The Jefferson Lies dropped the title. They claimed a review of the book revealed "historical details...that were not adequately supported." It's worth pointing out that the publisher did not offer a single specific example. The publisher didn't even consult Barton over the alleged inaccuracies before pulling the book. In reality, the publisher caved to left-wing pressure.
(Sidenote: If the book is really as inaccurate as the publisher claims, what does it say about the competence of that publisher that they green-lighted it in the first place?!?)
David Barton is a big boy and he can take care of himself. He's already found a new publisher. There is, however, opportunity in this setback.
This controversy is another Chick-fil-a. In both cases, someone made a claim contrary to the conventional wisdom. In both cases, rather than engaging in open debate, the purveyors of conventional wisdom shut down dissenting views.
Obviously, I don't (yet!) have a megaphone the size of Mike Huckabee's or Glenn Beck's. I do, however, think holding 'David Barton Appreciation Day' on September 1 would send a powerful message. Please take a moment to post this blog entry to Mike Huckabee's and Glenn Beck's Facebook pages if you agree.
Update: The Blaze has A LOT more.