Would-be comedian and commentator Bill Maher decided to close out this season’s premiere of Real Time with his tiresome rant against the Tea Party - or, as he likes to call them, the “teabaggers.” Maher, a Leftist windbag, once again is giving the finger to the American people and to our Constitution – a trait he shares with so many of his friends on the Left.
On “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, Bill O’Reilly chided Maher for not following President Obama’s advice to engage in more civil dialogue. However, he let Maher off the hook on the grounds that he was just an entertainer, not a journalist.
That would be fine if Maher were simply making jokes rather than pretending to give us a history lesson. Moreover, there was a Reuters-Thomson journalist sitting at the roundtable from which Maher was spouting off his revisionist portrayal of the Founding Fathers. She must have left her journalist credentials at home, since she didn’t make any effort to correct Maher’s untruths. Instead, she laughed and nodded her head up and down like an adoring child.
After apparently channeling George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and the other Founding Fathers, Maher concluded that they were “nothing like” the “teabaggers.” You see, Maher believes he knows for certain that the Founding Fathers had no use for the Bible or religion in general, thought little of the common man and were just too darned smart for the likes of the Tea Party members. Indeed, according to Maher, the Founding Fathers would have hated their guts.
Maybe Maher mistakenly channeled the beliefs of his own ancestors but obviously knows nothing about what the Founding Fathers believed. Perhaps that’s because in his state of smug ignorance he was too lazy to actually look up what they had to say.
I know that facts never have gotten in the way of the Left’s dogmatic pursuit of its own agenda, but I want to continue Mr. Freiburger’s quest for the truth by looking more deeply into the beliefs of two of our most prominent Founding Fathers, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
George Washington, the father of our country, was a deeply religious man, according to his adopted daughter Nelly, who wrote that her father:
was very instrumental in establishing Pohick Church…His pew was near the pulpit. I have a perfect recollection of being there, before his election to the presidency, with him and my grandmother…He attended the church at Alexandria when the weather and roads permitted a ride of ten miles. In New York and Philadelphia he never omitted attendance at church in the morning, unless detained by indisposition… No one in church attended to the services with more reverential respect. .. Is it necessary that any one should certify, “General Washington avowed himself to me a believer in Christianity?” As well may we question his patriotism, his heroic, disinterested devotion to his country. His mottos were, “Deeds, not Words”; and, “For God and my Country.