The Color Of Thomas Jefferson’s Enemies
I have written on here before about the Christians who call themselves Dominionists, and who want to set up a Domination System in the name of Jeebus. In fact, I argued, given the Dominionist position on absolute “free” (free, for whom?) market capitalism being compatible with the Old and New Testament practices, that Dominionists have no choice but to support America’s enslavement of Africans (and Native Americans). David Barton is the most prominent figures in the Dominionist “Christian” political movement. In his mission to show us the “truth” of history, it has to go under some revision. Revisionist history, however, whether it is from the Left or Right, seems to come right before authoritarian governance. Barton’s latest propaganda piece is on Thomas Jefferson, aptly entitled, The Jefferson Lies. Why? Because its a book filled with Barton’s lies about Thomas Jefferson.
Everyone agrees, even Barton, that Jefferson denied the Bodily Resurrection as well as the Divine Sonship of Christ. So how does this make him Christian, then exactly in Barton’s view? What exactly is a Christian, if not a person who simply affirms these 2 beliefs? I have a feeling that Barton’s answer would be frightening. One of the best rebuttals against Jeffersonian democracy and his racist ideals came from a historian who lived closer to Thomas Jefferson’s day, David Walker. David Walker, in his Appeal to the Color Peoples of the World, cites history as the reason to defy 10th Amendment states’ rights conservativism, African enslavement, and racial discrimination. Like his Federalist contemporaries (Alexander Hamilton, for ex.), David Walker relies on the fall of ancient empires as lessons to be learned.
David Barton and others of his ilk would do well to read U.S. American history from the underside of history. It doesn’t take a committee to debunk Barton’s lies about racist Founder Thomas Jefferson; just a reading of texts by his own contemporaries.