Last week, Republican operative and pseudo-historian David Barton spoke at a church in Utah where he declared that the further governmental and social institutions move away from the Bible, the more inefficient they become.
After repeating his false claim that the Constitution is filled with verses from the Bible, Barton asserted that the Founding Fathers based all of our institutions on the Bible because they knew that was the only way those institutions could survive.
“The more secular something becomes, the further the Bible moves away from it, the less well it works,” Barton stated. “The more secular education becomes in America, the less well it works. The more secular government becomes in America, the less well it works. The more secular the judiciary becomes, the less well it works. The more secular economics becomes … you see, the safety and permanence of our institutions are built on the Bible.”