If you guessed “lies” you win a cookie.* Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars:
Barton: The Southern Poverty Law Center now has me as one of the thirty terrorists to be watched in America because I combine God and country and they said that really makes you a terrorist. So I’m on the list of thirty that need to be watched as domestic terrorists because I think God and country go together … Isn’t this nuts?
Of course, the SPLC said no such thing. They did name him on their list of 30 new activists heading up the radical right, but nowhere do they call him a “terrorist” or claim that any of the 30 are “domestic terrorists.” Go read it for yourself. Here’s David Barton’s entry. Find me where they imply he’s a terrorist. I’d wait, but there’s no need; they don’t.
But why would Barton let something little like facts stop his persecution complex? They don’t stop anything else he does.
*You do not actually win a cookie. If you want a cookie, by all means you can go to the cupboard and get yourself one, or if no cookies are in the house, go to a local store and purchase some cookies. You can even pretend that I bought it for you as a prize, although if you are going that far to rationalize your desire for and eating of a cookie, perhaps you need to examine your cookie usage. Are you really in control of your habit? Remember, use is fine. Abuse isn’t.