Turns out that former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee hasn’t been praising David Barton just on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Last month Huckabee also touted the master propaganda artist and play-pretend “historian” at the religious right’s Rediscover God in America confab in Iowa. In fact, he thinks Americans should be forced to listen to Barton’s revisionist history nonsense — “at gun point, no less.” Right Wing Watch from People for the American Way quotes from the Huckster’s speech:
“I don’t know anyone in America who is a more effective communicator [than David Barton.] I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.”
Of course, the Texas State Board of Education put Barton on a panel helping revise curriculum standards for millions of public school students. So Texas is already a step ahead in forcing Barton’s politicized versions of history on everybody else.