Barton: Not Allowing Women to Vote Was Designed ‘To Keep the Family Together’
On today’s episode of “WallBuilders Live,” David Barton explained that women were not given the right to vote when the Constitution was written because the Founding Fathers were trying to protect the institution of the family by giving every “family” a right to vote through the male head of the household.
Responding to a question from a listener who argued that the Founding Fathers denied women the right to vote not out of sexism but rather based on the biblical principle that a house divided against itself cannot stand, Barton said that this interpretation was exactly right because not allowing women to vote was designed “to keep the family together”:
I think that this has injured me. My eyes rolled so far back in my head that I think I actually saw part of my brain!.
Once again he riffs on the “The family was the first and fundamental unit of all government. Actually, you have individual self government first, then you have family government second, you have civil government third, and have church government fourth. Those are the four levels of government in the order they are given in the Bible.” theme.
This guy is a “Leading Light” in the RW / TP pantheon, but is apparently un-encumbered by the thought process. By his ?logic? since the bible hasn’t changed, then we must be wrong for letting women vote now. Funny thing, I’ve not been able to find where he’s actually extended this position out to it’s very logical conclusion. Wonder why?
I get tired sometimes talking with people like this. I know I can’t change their minds, but I keep doing it, hoping that I manage to at least take a critical look at what they believe.
Always the Optimist.