Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting History Wrong--Again

As part of the campaign to win broad public support for their often flawed or ridiculous ideas, today’s far-right activists hope to convince Americans that they are in fact “the ideological descendants of the Founding Fathers.” But, to borrow a line from Senator John Kerry, just because they say it, doesn’t make it true.

As The Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen points out, “the framers [of the Constitution] weren’t libertarians.” Read his post on this “transparent nonsense” here.

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