Conservative: Thomas Jefferson Would Start a Second Revolution to Make Schools Teach Creationism
In an interview with the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins on Washington Watch, religious right activist Frank Turek said that he believes that public schools have “effectively declared that the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional” and that Thomas Jefferson would start a second Revolution just to make schools teach creationism.
“If these bureaucrats are going to say that we can’t mention Creation anywhere in school, Turek said, “I ask them this question: Are you telling me that the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional? Because the Declaration of Independence talks about our Creator, it says we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, it says that we were created.”
“Please don’t tell me the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional,” Turek said. “I think I know what Thomas Jefferson would do, the man who said that taxation without representation is tyranny, if he were to come back to America today and find that his tax dollars were going to pay public school teachers to teach his school children that his Declaration of Independence was unconstitutional, I think he’d start the Second American Revolution.”
To this, Perkins merely replied “I think you’re right.”
Earlier this week, another Perkins guest made headlines when Reverend Franklin Graham, the son of famed Reverend Billy Graham, asserted that Obama’s Administration is anti-Christ. “They are hostile to Christians,” Graham said, “and a lot of this is coming from this administration and it is being pushed by people within the White House, and when I say White House I’m not saying the president because I’m not sure how much of this he’s aware of, but it’s people who work for him that have power that are sitting in offices and they are hostile to Christ, they are anti-Christ in what they say and what they do and they are pushing this agenda into the military and it’s scary.”