On the latest episode of his “Foundations of Freedom” series, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton was once again joined by former Rep. Michele Bachmann to discuss the topic of “God and government” and how “we, as a nation, have a duty not to be secular.”
God and religion are to be infused through all of society and government, Barton and Bachmann said, explaining that the best way to achieve that result is by electing Christians.
“We need to elect people to office who are willing to acknowledge God,” Barton said, “because if they’re secular going in, they’re not going to protect your liberties.”
“Amen,” replied Bachmann, saying that Christians should “elect people who are pre-lobbied to do the right thing.” The easiest way to do that, she said, is for Christians to gather together groups of 25 or 50 voters and then ask candidates for public office to come and speak to them so that they can ask those candidates about their views.
Barton supported that idea because “that’s an easy way to find out whether they’re God-conscious people and if they’re not, you don’t want them in government because they’ll take your liberties.”
“And that’s the point,” Bachmann declared. “You are more protected in this society if you have people who respect the law and who respect the Lawgiver than if you have someone who believes they are law unto themselves. That’s what we want!”