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Did the Founding Fathers deny women the vote to preserve the family?
Did the Founding Fathers deny women the vote to preserve the family?

By now we should be inured to the often flabbergasting claims of the far right, but self-styled historian David Barton has upped the ante: The Founding Fathers denied women the right to vote to preserve the American family. Um, no. Barton, if you’re not familiar with him, is a self-educated historian who gets most of his play on Glenn Beck’s coattails. He flirted with running for the U.S. Senate from Texas last year, which really would have been interesting in a “will the train crash?” kind of way. Alas, he decided not to. He still has a platform, though, through Beck and his own Wallbuiders.com, “dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten...

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