All week, Glenn Beck has been very torn over the showdown between the federal government and supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy because his anti-government views make him inclined to side with Bundy and his supporters, but he cannot bring himself to do so because some of Bundy’s supporters seem very intent on fomenting a violent conflict with the government.
On last night’s television broadcast, Beck brought David Barton onto the program to discuss the situation and dispute the anti-government activists who are justifying their calls to take on the federal government by likening the Nevada standoff to the beginning of the American Revolution in 1776.
“It’s not even close to that,” Beck said. Barton readily agreed, absurdly declaring that “when people say that, that proves to me they’ve been through a government education system that taught them lousy history”:
The discussion of the ranch standoff was rather perfunctory as Beck changed topics and began heaping praise upon Barton’s “The Founders’ Bible” as an extremely important resource for addressing all of our contemporary political problems.
After Barton ran though his standard litany of lies about how various components of our society and government all came directly out of the Bible, Beck said that in reading the Bible cover-to-cover over and over again, he has become “amazed at how much a book of revolution that [it] really is.”
“We disconnect this from politics,” Beck said of the Bible, but “this gives us everything that we’re supposed to know”: