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The 2010 Election: The News Inside the News     PDF
By David Barton - 12/2010
An article examining the results of the 2010 election.
4th of July Article
By David Barton - 01/2000
We continue to be the longest on-going Constitutional Republic in the history of the world. Blessings such as these are not by chance or accidental. They are blessings of God.
Advancing the Sanctity of the Unborn Life in the Ft. Hood Massacre     PDF
01/2010
A letter from several Texas state representatives asking that Major Hasan be charged for the murder of Private Francheska Velez's unborn child.
Affidavit in Support of the Ten Commandments
By David Barton - 01/03/2001
David Barton was asked to prepare this legal brief in response to multiple ACLU lawsuits against public displays of the Ten Commandments.
African American History Resources
12/2003
A hyperlinked list of all the WallBuilders resources related to African American history.
The Aitken Bible and Congress
By David Barton - 03/30/2012
An article examining the role Congress had in the publication of the 1782 Robert Aitken Bible.
America's Religious Heritage As Demonstrated in Presidential Inaugurations     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2009
An article that explores the religious heritage of America's Presidential inauguration.
America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President
By David Barton - 07/08/2014

The American Revolution: Was it an Act of Biblical Rebellion?
By David Barton - 05/2009
An article examining the historical foundations of the American Revolutionary War.
American Voters and the Abortion Issue     PDF
By David Barton - 01/2008
Statistics and other information on the value of the abortion issue to American voters.
Analyzing Legislation
By David Barton - 01/2000
Involved in the legislative process? Here are some guidelines for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of legislation and public policy.
An Article V Convention of the States
By David Barton - 06/2014
An article by David Barton on a convention of the states to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Benjamin Rush Dream about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
By David Barton - 06/2008
A history of the 1809 Benjamin Rush dream that foretold the reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1812. Adams and Jefferson both died on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826.
The Bible and Taxes
By David Barton - 04/27/2006
A brief article on Biblical principles of taxation.
The Bible, Slavery, and America's Founders
By Stephen McDowell - 2003
This article by Stephen McDowell of the Providence Foundation provides an in-depth look at slavery both in the Bible and in early American history.
A Black Patriot: Wentworth Cheswell
By David Barton - 02/2009
A biography of a black patriot from the Revolutionary War era, Wentworth Cheswell.
Bob Barr Crosses the Line
By David Brog - 07/2014
An article written by David Brog defending David Barton from claims of being anti-Semitic.
Calling Muslims to the Capitol?
By David Barton - 09/22/2009

Celebrating Thanksgiving In America     PDF
By David Barton - 11/2008
An article about Thanksgiving, explaining the origins of the holiday and including some Founding Father quotes.
A Christian Voter Intimidation Letter from Americans United for Separation of Church and State
By David Barton - 04/2008
Contains a letter that Americans United for Separation of Church and State actually sent to religious leaders in 2006, attempting to intimidate them. Also contains this same letter, with all the editorial comments designed to intimidate crossed out.
Christmas With the Presidents
By David Barton - 12/2008
A look at the history and traditions of the different Presidents during Christmas at the White House.
Christmas-As Celebrated by the Presidents
By David Barton - 12/2010
An article on the history of Christmas.
Church in the U.S. Capitol
By David Barton - 11/10/2005
The United States Capitol regularly served as a church building; a practice that began even before Congress officially moved into the building in 1800 and lasted until well after the Civil War.
Churches And Elections - What Is The Law?
10/29/2002
A list of the activities that a church may or may not engage in if the church is a non-profit corporation.
Confronting Civil War Revisionism: Why The South Went To War
By David Barton - 12/2008
"A prominent example of modern historical revisionism involves an inaccurate view of the Civil War, which asserts that the secession of the southern states at the start of the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery and slavery was not a significant issue in the conflict."
Congress, the Culture, and Christian Voting     PDF
By David Barton - 11/2007
A statistical look at issues before the American people, how Congress has voted concerning these issues, and how Christian voting trends since 1992 have affected Congressional voting on these issues.
A Constitutional Amendment Restoring Religious Freedom
2002
"H. J. Res. 46 - a constitutional amendment to protect the Ten Commandments, voluntary school prayer and public religious expressions - was introduced in the 108th Congress."
David Barton & the ADL
By Rabbi Lapin - 2010
An article written by Rabbi Daniel Lapin about "slanders against more than a dozen major Christian leaders."
David Barton on President's Day
By David Barton - 02/13/2009
David Barton's interview with Moody Radio regarding President's Day.
Deconstructionism and the Left
By David Barton - 07/28/2011
An article defining and explaining Deconstructionism.
Defending The Jefferson Lies: David Barton Responds to his Conservative Critics     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2013
A response to some criticisms that David Barton has faced as a response to his bestselling book, The Jefferson Lies.
Did George Washington Actually Say "So Help Me God" During His Inauguration?     PDF
By David Barton - 12/2011
An article examining the historical precedent relating to oath-taking and the specific phrase "so help me God."
Echoes of 1860: Is "Life" a Question of State's Rights?
By David Barton and Rick Green - 02/2008
David Barton and Rick Green examine what inalienable rights and federalism have to do with the question of abortion.
Election 2004: A Moral Mandate?
By David Barton - 11/2004
Post-2004 election analysis from a pro-family perspective.
Election Resources and Information
06/2014
Links to voter's guides from pro-family organizations and other voting information resources.
Electoral College: Preserve or Abolish?
By David Barton - 01/2001
Analysis of the current movement to replace the electoral college.
Ensuring Judicial Accountability For State Judges
By David Barton - 03/22/2005
This article was originally written as testimony in favor of an amendment to the Kansas Constitution providing for the election of Kansas supreme court justices.
Evolution and the Law: “A Death Struggle Between Two Civilizations”
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Several years ago we were asked to write a law review article for a special 75th anniversary edition of the famous ""Scopes Monkey Trial."" In our article, we presented the Framers view of that issue."
Five Judicial Myths
By David Barton - 02/2008
An article examining five common myths about the role of the judiciary and how the Founders own writings refute these myths.
The Founders And Public Religious Expressions
01/2000
Would the Founders oppose chaplains for the U.S. Congress or State Legislatures? How did they view public religious expression?
The Founding Fathers on Creation and Evolution
By David Barton - 2008
Quotes from several Founding Fathers on evolution and creation.
The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible
By David Barton - 05/2008
Some quotes from proclamations, letters and more by America's Founding Fathers and early statesmen on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible.
The Founding Fathers and Slavery
By David Barton - 07/2011
"Even though the issue of slavery is often raised as a discrediting charge against the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers."
Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention
1787
An analysis of Benjamin Franklin's appeal to have the clergy offer prayer at the convention of 1787.
Frequently Asked Questions
11/2013
Find answers to your questions about WallBuilders, the Founding Fathers, and many other issues.
Futile Intimidation Attempts
By David Barton - 02/06/2008
WallBuilders makes a stand to inform and educate voters this election year, in spite of attempts by anti-Biblical groups to shut them up.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & Slavery in Virginia
By David Barton - 01/2000
It is ironic that two prominent Founding Fathers who owned slaves (Thomas Jefferson and George Washington) were both early–albeit unsuccessful–pioneers in the movement to end slavery in their State and in the nation.
God: Missing in Action from American History
By David Barton - 06/2005
Rediscover God's hand in America's history through forgotten heroes.
A Godless Constitution?: A Response to Kramnick and Moore
By Daniel L. Dreisbach - 1997
"A scholarly response to Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore's book, The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness."
Guns, Kids and Critics     PDF
By David Barton - 03/05/2013
An article addressing some questions and criticisms of information presented by David Barton on gun control issues.
H.RES. 888     PDF
By Congr. Randy Forbes - 01/23/2008
Text of House Resolution 888, introduced December 18, 2007, which affirms the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation's founding and subsequent history and moves to designate the first week in May as "American Religious History Week" for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith.
Health Care and the Constitution     PDF
By David Barton - 02/21/2013
An article examining current and historical views on federal enumerated powers.
Hobby Lobby - They Got It Right
By David Barton - 02/20/2013
An article examining a few of the arguments made against a religious ad frequently used by Hobby Lobby.
Homosexuals in the Military
By David Barton - 2001
An historical analysis of the early American perspective on homosexuals serving in the Armed Forces.
Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act
05/2002
This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to restore the ability of churches and other houses of worship to exercise their free speech rights during political campaigns.
How You Can Be Involved
By David Barton - 05/27/2005
Practical guidance for having a positive impact on American culture.
Impeachment of Federal Judges
By David Barton - 09/2002
"The Founders’ intent for impeachment was to protect the fundamental principle of ""the consent of the governed."" For this reason impeachment was used whenever judges disregarded public interests, affronted the will of the people, or introduced arbitrary
In Hoc Anno Domini
1949
An editorial written in 1949 and has been published each year since then.
Is President Obama Correct: Is America No Longer a Christian Nation?     PDF
By David Barton - 04/2009
An article examining quotes, statistics, court cases, etc about America being a Christian nation.
James Madison and Religion in Public
By David Barton - 09/2002
"James Madison’s religious views and activities are numerous, as are his writings on religion. An understanding of Madison’s religious views is complicated by the fact that his early actions were at direct variance with his later opinions. Those who would
The Jefferson Lies: Taking on the Critics     PDF
By David Barton - 07/12/2012
After The Jefferson Lies, rose to a New York Times best-seller, attacks were launched against it from academic elitists. In this article, David Barton addresses three of these attacks.
John Adams: Was He Really an Enemy of Christians? Addressing Modern Academic Shallownes     PDF
By David Barton - 06/2011
An article examining the religious beliefs of John Adams.
John Locke – A Philosophical Founder of America
By David Barton - 09/23/2011
John Locke (1632-1704) is one of the most important, but largely unknown names in American history today. This historical article provides some information about this influential philosopher.
John Locke: Deist or Theologian?
By David Barton - 11/2005
Many law and history professors and uninformed historical writers often assert that John Locke was a secular political writer or a deist. This article contains a few helpful questions to ask regarding these erroneous characterizations of Locke.
Judges: Should they be Elected or Appointed?
By David Barton - 01/2001
Some states have recently considered proposals that would abolish the election of State judges and replace it with a system of appointed judges who would face periodic retention elections.
Letter to Pastors about Welfare Comment on Beck Radio Show     PDF
By David Barton - 07/15/2013

Limiting an Overreaching Federal Government: Is State Nullification the Solution?     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2010
An article examining the history and constitutionality of nullification.
The Meaning of Thanksgiving     PDF
By Dr. Paul Jehle - 2007
This 2007 article by Dr. Paul Jehle with the Plymouth Rock Foundation examines the meaning of Thanksgiving.
Meet The ACLU
By David Barton - 06/2006
The ACLU aggressively pursues an agenda in many different areas that seeks to undermine the values and beliefs of most Americans.
MexicoPolicyLetter     PDF
By David Barton - 01/19/2009

"One Nation Under God"
By David Barton - 09/27/2011
Despite America’s great diversity, nothing unifies Americans more than their support for public acknowledgments of God.
Political Parties and Morality
By David Barton - 12/28/1998
An Essay
Potential Constitutional Problems With H.R. 3590     PDF
02/2010
A letter from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to Senators' Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn. This letter outlines some potential constitutional problems with the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
Private Property Rights Resolution     PDF
By David Barton - 07/06/2007
A Resolution Defending the right of Private Property.
Recommended Reading List
01/2006
A list of some of the good history titles currently available that we recommend.
Religious Acknowledgments in the Capitol Visitor Center     PDF
By David Barton - 12/17/2009
An article examining the struggle to include religious acknowledgments in the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
Republic v. Democracy
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Our Founders had an opportunity to establish a democracy in America and chose not to. In fact, the Founders made clear that we were not, and were never to become, a democracy."
A Review of A&E’s "The Crossing"
By David Barton - 01/2000
"The showing on the A&E Network of ""The Crossing"" has resulted in a flurry of questions being raised about the character and personal habits of Commander-in-Chief George Washington. Specifically, was he as profane with his language as portrayed in the f
Revisionism: How to Identify It In Your Children's Textbooks
By David Barton - 01/2005
Revisionism is the common method employed by those seeking to subvert American culture and society. This article explains how to recognize revisionism in school texts.
Sample Letters to the Editor
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Sample letters to the editor addressing the issues of whether the Founding Fathers were deists, the “separation of church and state” and the use of “theocracy” as a pejorative."
The Separation of Church and State
By David Barton - 01/2001
"Learn more about the origin of the phrase "separation of church and state," the expression Justice William Rehnquist described as "a misleading metaphor.""
Solving the Pledge of Allegiance Controversy
By David Barton - 07/2002
"A discussion of the recent Pledge of Allegiance controversy generated by the Ninth Circuit's ruling that the phrase ""under God"" violates the U. S. Constitution. While the decision was later stayed by one of the judges involved, the ruling provides a cl
Statement: David Barton on The Jefferson Lies
By David Barton - 08/2012

Steps for Viewing Candidates Scorecards
By David Barton - 2010
This article gives step-by-step instructions for viewing a candidates interest group ratings, commonly called "Scorecards."
The Story of the Star Spangled Banner
By David Barton - 07/04/2008

Taking On The Critics
By David Barton - 10/2003
This article provides an example of the kind of mischaracterizations that David Barton is subjected to by critics as well as his response.
A Tale of Two Constitutions
By David Barton - 02/2005
The two different philosophies of constitutional interpretation are contrasted in this article.
Ten Commandments Displays
By David Barton - 09/2003
(This is an excerpt from the Winter 2004 WallBuilder Report)
Ten Steps To Change America
By David Barton - 04/15/2002
Ten positive steps that will help restore America's Christian heritage.
Tea Parties- Same Song, Second Verse     PDF
By David Barton - 07/22/2010
An article looking at the history of tea parties in America.
Testimony of David Barton on Global Warming     PDF
By David Barton - 2007
David Barton's testimony on the Evangelical position on global warming. This was given before the U.S. Senate Hearing on Global Warming in Environment and Public Works Committee on June 7, 2007.
Testimony on Global Warming     PDF
By David Barton - 06/07/2007
Testimony of David Barton in the June 7, 2007 U.S. Senate Hearing on Global Warming in the Environment and Public Words Committee.
Thanksgiving in America
By David Barton - 11/2002
The tradition of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back almost four centuries in America.
Thomas Jefferson and Religion at the University of Virginia     PDF
By David Barton - 02/2009
An article exploring the founding of the University of Virginia, which Thomas Jefferson was a part of.
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: The Search for Truth
By David Barton - 01/2000
"David Barton explores this continuing controversy, exposing the lack of evidence concerning Jefferson's supposed relationship with Sally Hemings."
Treaty of Tripoli
By David Barton - 01/2000
"The Treaty of Tripoli, specifically article XI, is often misused in editorial columns, articles, as well as in other areas of the media, both Christian and secular. We have received numerous questions from people who have been misled by the claims that a
Unconfirmed Quotation: Franklin Principles of Primitive Christianity
By David Barton - 12/18/2012
An explanation and correct citation for a Benjamin Franklin quote that has been on WallBuilders' Unconfirmed Quotation page for years.
Unconfirmed Quotations
By David Barton - 02/19/2013
A list of Founding Father quotations unconfirmed or formerly unconfirmed.
War on God in America
By David Barton - 09/25/2008
A look at the effort to remove the acknowledgment of God in the nation's capital, including at the US Capitol.
Was George Washington a Christian?
By David Barton - 01/01/2000
This is part of the ongoing debate surrounding the religious nature of the Founding Fathers. Look at some evidence you rarely see in the media or in text books and determine for yourself if Washington was a believer.
The White House Attack on Religion Continues: Repealing Conscience Protection     PDF
By David Barton - 02/26/2013
An article examining the history of protection of conscience and how that protection has recently been attacked.
Why Christians Must Vote in This Election
By David Barton - 10/24/2006
David Barton lists some of the recent congressional successes as compelling proof that values voters must remain engaged in the culture war.
Your Vote Counts Video
By David Barton - 2008
A look at the effort to remove the acknowledgment of God in the nation's capital, including at the US Capitol.
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