Founding Fathers Of America To Be Buried Again
Best-selling historian David Barton is blasting a proposal by the head of the San Francisco Board of Education which would ban schools from being named after George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers and American leaders who owned slaves.
Barton, author of “The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson,” called it a “misguided effort based on bad history.”
“Their intent is good, and students should not be attending schools named after an individual in history whose negatives far outweighed the positives, such as schools named after people from the Civil War such as Nathan Bedford Forrest, Wade Hampton, Bill Anderson, Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens and others of that ilk,” conceded Barton. “However, neither Washington nor Jefferson even remotely fall into that category. In fact, the record of both is quite the opposite, especially in regard to racial civil rights.”
Barton pointed out African-American leaders of the past often praised both Presidents Washington and Jefferson as champions of civil rights for blacks.
“It is striking when you look at the people who looked to Washington and Jefferson as inspirations,” said Barton. “For example, Dr. Martin Luther King praised Jefferson, as did Frederick Douglass, Henry Highland Garnett, Benjamin Banneker and many other African Americans who were the premier civil rights leaders in their generation. The difference between today’s generation and previous ones is that Americans today by and large no longer know American history based on historical fact. Instead, they are simply taught a version of it based on progressive political agendas.”
The president of the San Francisco Board of Education wants “Washington” and “Jefferson” banned as school names, because the American Founders had slaves. (INFOWARS)