Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Barton Senate Run is Getting Serious

A few days ago we reported on a possible David Barton run for U.S. Senate.  It looks like the Tea Party in Texas is not happy with current senator John Cornyn's devotion to conservative ideals and wants Barton to challenge him in the upcoming Republican primary.  Here is what we are learning:

I have mixed feelings about a Barton run. As someone who does not agree with Barton's Tea-Party politics I shudder when I think of the possibility of him bringing his views of American history and culture to the United States Senate.  On the other hand, a Barton run will bring him national attention and thus provide more opportunities to expose some of his faulty views of history and to offer an alternative understanding of how to think about the past.

Of course I have had a lot to say about Barton here at the blog, in my former Patheos columns, and in my Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction.  Here is an overview: