Good points. It does make one pause, when thinking about all the “history” and facts that Barton discusses and why it isn’t more freely made available and spread through to the curriculum of private and charter schools, at least.
That said, here is one thing he talked about on the show, about how the kids used to be made to have at least 2 hours of recreation in school (like gym class) but that Jefferson and I think he said Paine, said it was best to be taught gun training at that time. So the schools used to teach about guns and shooting 2 hours a day in elementary schools. And there never used to be school shootings in the 1800s because all of the kids carried guns to school.
“As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives [only] moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion to your walks.” — Thomas Jefferson, writing to his teenaged nephew.
David must surely have an answer at the ready for why his material is in the freezer rather than the classroom. I am sure my question is common, but what IS the deal?
If Barton needs a lobby to cram history down state education committee’s throats, he surely has one.....IF he REALLY even wants one.