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Not Allowing Women To Vote Was Designed To Keep The Family Together

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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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":


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.

So family government precedes civil government and you watch that as colonists came to America, they voted by families. You look at the Pilgrims, when they finally moved away from socialism and moved toward the free enterprise system, they called the families together and gave families plots of land. Private property given to the families. And so that's the way things work.

And you have to remember back then, husband and wife, I mean the two were considered one. That is the biblical precept. That is the way they looked at them in the civil community. That is a family that is voting and so the head of the family is traditionally considered to be the husband and even biblically still continues to be so ...

Now, as we've moved away from the family unit - you need to be independent from the family, don't be chained down and be a mother and don't be chained down and be a father and don't be chained down to your parents, you know, we've moved into more of a family anarchy kind of thing, the 'Modern Family' kind of portrayal - that understanding has gone away.

Clearly, what [the listener] has asked is a brilliant question because it does reveal that the bigotry we're told they held back then, they didn't hold and what they did was they put the family unit higher than the government unit and they tried to work hard to keep the family together. And, as we can show in two or three hundred studies since then, the more you weaken the family, the more it hurts the entire culture and society.

So they had a strong culture, a strong society and it was based on a strong family to preceded government and they crafted their policies to protect a strong family.

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littlemum41
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Ewwww.
Right Wing Watch.
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Pema_Jampa
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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David Barton is a joke.

Lolitalux
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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still better than fox news 

Quoting littlemum41: Ewwww. Right Wing Watch.


NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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So, according to this, single adult males should not have the right to vote?

mikiemom
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM
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While that may be true, because one of the prime objectives of the christian faith is to ensure women stay second class citizens - hell many of the right wing fascists lust after a society that mirrors that hand maidens tale

littlemum41
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM
I guess. Lol

Quoting Lolitalux:

still better than fox news 

Quoting littlemum41: Ewwww.
Right Wing Watch.

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littlemum41
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Good point.

Quoting mikiemom:

While that may be true, because one of the prime objectives of the christian faith is to ensure women stay second class citizens - hell many of the right wing fascists lust after a society that mirrors that hand maidens tale

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Lolitalux
by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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My neighbor downstairs and her husband are fundies she's not allowed to wear dresses and she has to speak nice and politely at all times but it's alright for him to beat on her when she doesn't have the house clean enough for him or for him to cheat on her an than beat on her for getting cross with him. It makes me sick to watch. (it also makes me sick that in my dumb fuck small town no one, not even the sheriff's department cares to do anything because they all go to the same church) 


Quoting mikiemom:

While that may be true, because one of the prime objectives of the christian faith is to ensure women stay second class citizens - hell many of the right wing fascists lust after a society that mirrors that hand maidens tale


mikiemom
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Yep, she is nothing more than a piece of property to him and the church. I'm sure these people would love for women and minorities to not be allowed to vote. Fortunately their wishes are moot because that train has left the station and going back to that way of life is not better for anyone but the angry white male right wing fascists

Quoting Lolitalux:

My neighbor downstairs and her husband are fundies she's not allowed to wear dresses and she has to speak nice and politely at all times but it's alright for him to beat on her when she doesn't have the house clean enough for him or for him to cheat on her an than beat on her for getting cross with him. It makes me sick to watch. (it also makes me sick that in my dumb fuck small town no one, not even the sheriff's department cares to do anything because they all go to the same church) 


Quoting mikiemom:

While that may be true, because one of the prime objectives of the christian faith is to ensure women stay second class citizens - hell many of the right wing fascists lust after a society that mirrors that hand maidens tale



Yetegemene
by New Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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This guy is making the right wing look worse than it already is. Funny how the conservatives don't distance themselves against jokers like this; keep at it Christians and soon you're going to be doomed to marginalization and irrelevance.

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