Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

David Barton Biography

Title:
Founder and President of WallBuilders
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“[E]qual rights are not the same as equal power; the minority is never the equivalent of the majority and is never to exercise control over it. Nevertheless, despite a near 90 percent national approval for the use of the Pledge, the 9th Circuit has usurped ‘the consent of the governed.’ On what basis? Civil libertarians explain that ‘the consent of the governed’ is nothing more than what they call the ‘tyranny of the majority’; however, in opposing that supposed tyranny, Reinhardt has instead instituted a ‘tyranny of the minority.'”

The Wallbuilder’s Report, Spring 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President, WallBuilders
  • Advisory Board Member,The Providence Foundation
  • Vice Chairman, Texas GOP, 2004-2006
  • Political Consultant, Republican National Committee
  • George Washington Honor Medal, Daughter’s of the American Revolution
  • Media awards include Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval
Education:
  • BA, Oral Roberts University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did the Founding Fathers Support a Separation of Church and State?
  2. Should the Words "under God" Remain in the Pledge if a Majority of Americans Want to Keep It?