A David Barton Disciple is Running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

This should be interesting.

Rick Saccone, a state representative from Pennsylvania’s 39th Legislative District, is running for Senate in the hopes of gaining the GOP nomination and defeating incumbent Bob Casey in 2018.

This is interesting for readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home because Saccone is one of Pennsylvania’s biggest David Barton supporters.  (If you don’t know David Barton, click on this link and read some of our posts about him).

In fact, Saccone will kick off his campaign at a rally in the state capitol rotunda on February 27th.  Guess who will be introducing him:

I have never heard Barton speak live.  I live ten minutes from the capitol.  I could take off my history hat and put on my journalism hat and go “cover” this event for The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  But, alas, I will be teaching American history on that day and at that time. 🙂

Here is Saccone speaking from the Barton playbook:

And here are some of his tweets:

3 thoughts on “A David Barton Disciple is Running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

  1. Barton lives in an alternate dimension as vast as his ego and as timeless as a doctor’s waiting room. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between the denial of science and the embrace of superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his ignorance. This is the dimension of fervid delusion. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone of Dominionism.

    Now you’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but out of its mind. A journey into a frightening world whose boundaries are that of radical Christian extremism. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone of Dominionism!

    There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next four years sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to witness the overthrow of our secular Constitution, ending our Republic. You are about to experience the shock and anger which reaches from the inner mind to… The Outer Limits of the Radical Right Christian agenda.


  2. I applaud President Trump for doubling the Christianisity of the presidency and of America with his fearless display of super-duper piety when he swore his oath on two Bibles. Every previous president is envious, and wishes they had thought of that. Hopefully he has begun a trend, and we will see a massive multiplication of the Bibles at all official government events from now on.

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