Debunking The Republican (Koch Brothers) Lies – ‘Why Does the Right Have Such a Problem with History’?
This is what I have never understood.
The teabaggers and there is no other word for it then stupidity at our history.
‘What is it with right-wingers who seem to have so much trouble with American history? See this tweet today from Peggy Venable, Texas policy director for the Koch-funded, anti-government Americans for Prosperity’:
- “Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading” — Thomas Jefferson
‘Except that there’s no evidence Jefferson ever said that. The Monticello website notes that this quotation has been making the rounds on the Internet since about 2001′:
“This quotation has not been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. The language is somewhat uncharacteristic of Jefferson’s style. “Stand around” in the sense used here is not an expression that can be found in Jefferson’s letters. He almost always wrote “every body” instead of “everybody.” And there are no instances of the word “reload” (or variations thereof) referring to firearms in Jefferson’s writings”.