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Christian ‘Historian’: Allowing Women to Vote ‘Hurts Entire Culture and Society’

A historian hired by Glenn Beck to teach at his online university has some interesting things to say about the suffrage movement in the United States.

On Thursday’s edition of Wallbuilders Live, David Barton explained that women could not vote before the early 1900s in order to “keep the family together” and for the good of “the entire culture and society.”

Barton stated “so family government precedes civil government and you watch that as colonists came to America, they voted by families. And you have to remember back then, husband and wife, I mean the two were considered one. That is the biblical precept… that is a family that is voting. And so the head of the family is traditionally considered to be the husband and even biblically still continues to do so.”

He adds “As we’ve moved away from the family unit – you need to be independent from the family, don’t be chained down and be a mother and don’t be chained down and be a father and don’t be chained down to your parents, you know, we’ve moved into more of a family anarchy kind of thing, the ‘Modern Family’ kind of portrayal – that understanding has gone away.”

Barton continues, saying “the bigotry we’re told they held back then, they didn’t hold. And what they did was they put the family unit higher than the government unit and they tried to work hard to keep the family together. And, as we can show in two or three hundred studies since then, the more you weaken the family, the more it hurts the entire culture and society.”

Barton then concludes by saying that denying women voting rights was a necessity for “a strong culture, a strong society, and it was based on a strong family that preceded government. And they crafted their policies to protect a strong family.”

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