Barton argues that because we are a "republic" and not a "democracy" the United States government should always place the law of God over the laws of man. As a result, it is wrong to place Kim Davis in jail for refusing to offer same-sex marriage licences.
Where does he get this stuff? Such a statement is filled with so many problems that we should not and cannot take it seriously. To begin with, our republican system of government (yes, we have both) is responsible for the same-sex marriage ruling that put Davis in jail. I give Barton the benefit of the doubt here because he is answering quickly from the backseat of a car and he can't flesh out his thoughts completely, but even if he did have the time to flesh this out further I am afraid it would only get worse.
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Over 8000 people "like" this video on Facebook and it has nearly 9000 "shares." And read the comments on Facebook, people are just eating it all up:
David Barton has a way of explaining anything so even I can understand it. I just wish my brain worked as fast as his!!!
I now have a new wrinkle in my brain, as my mother used to say. Very interesting. Thank you Glenn and David for helping us understand how the laws in this country should work. Safe travels.
What I wouldn't give just th go on a road trip and just listen to you guys talk about history, politics, law, etc., etc., etc.
Love David Barton's knowledge & wisdom
I love David Barton, I love the way he explains history
Definitely an interesting perspective and I like the truth revealed here
Love David Barton. He came to our church years ago and explained the U.S. Government history. Have read several of his books
David Barton explains the differene between a Republic and a Democracy..and why God's Law, under our Constitution, and Founding Fathers intent is always above "man's law'
It is time that ordinary evangelicals learn that there are fellow believers who are offering a different way of understanding religion and the founding.
Hat tip to Jon Rowe.