May 8, 2014 5:17 pm -

That’s right, the man who knows the law inside and out, who lives and reveres the Constitution, who loves having friends over for a good time–if they bring guns–wants to share with you his great knowledge of history.

Bundy, the Mormon father of 14 who fought for the right to graze his cattle on taxpayer land without paying his fees, has become a straight-up George Washington for gun-toting liberty lovers and freepers nationwide, and now he’s using his bully pulpit to offer them history lessons on America.

You won’t find the recorded lessons on his YouTube page; you need a special link to access each one, which Bundy provides if you sign up for his corporate-style email list. Fortunately, the videos are still pretty easy to find online if you do some basic poking…

What’s the basis of these history lessons? A lot of hilariously incorrect bullshit. To wit, Bundy explains the following:

  • How America started with some pilgrims in a sailboat who thought the world—or “the ocean,” in Bundy’s parlance—was flat and had edges you could fall off.
  • How the 13 colonies waged the American Revolution against “Europe,” which had the largest army ever.
  • How the Constitution is divinely inspired and useless without the Ten Commandments.
  • How fans of vigorous federalism like Washington, Madison and Hamilton “didn’t want a big central government, we didn’t want a big state government, we was even leery about having even a local government.”
  • How the founding fathers set up the three branches of U.S. government, including the “adjudical” or “judical.”
D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Cliven Bundy Is Now Teaching American History On YouTube

  1. arc99 May 8th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I can’t wait til he gets to this part.. Or maybe he will explain that the “Negroes” were responsible, not George Washington

    n July of 1794, a force of disaffected whiskey rebels attacked and destroyed the home of a tax inspector. The rebellion grew in numbers, if not in actions, and threatened to spread to other states. Hamilton knew that the presence of a large and potentially hostile force in Pennsylvania could not be tolerated. If the government were to survive, it would have to show itself capable of keeping control.

    Hamilton advocated the use of military force; President George Washington instead put state militias on the ready and sent in negotiators. When talks proved fruitless, Washington acquiesced to Hamilton’s view. A force of 13,000 militia troops, led by Hamilton and Virginia governor Henry Lee, marched into western Pennsylvania.

    • Roctuna May 8th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Yes, a well-regulated militia armed and purposed under the 2nd Amendment, the way it was supposed to be invoked. I suspect that event would be one of those things that ol’ Clive just doesn’t recognize.

  2. BanditBasheert May 8th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    This is why the FLDS is popular with old white men. Inbreeding, spousal abuse, child abuse – breeding like rabbits. Living off government subsidies, medicare, and social security. Violating his own signed contract with the government, exceeding the lawful number of cattle the land could support. Public land, not private. Lying about his “family farm” which was purchased in the 1940’s by his parents, not in the 1870’s.

    This is a man who more than anything needs mental health care. He is ignorant and he is stupid and he is going to be dead.

  3. Roctuna May 8th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Cliven has a new career as fact-checker for David Barton! There isn’t enough rangeland in all of Nevada to hold this guy’s bs.

  4. Foundryman May 8th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    It’s just amazing, in a “nation of laws” we have yet to see any attempt to end this ( for lack of a better term) armed insurgency by these right wing lunatics. They must be waiting for someone to get hurt or killed. They certainly aren’t waiting on them to break a law.
    They wasted no time infiltrating and breaking up the unarmed occupy wall streeters, looks like the occupiers needed guns.

  5. fahvel May 9th, 2014 at 4:30 am

    is general us history in many schools any different?????

  6. Shades May 9th, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Wow, he’s actually one of the smarter tea baggers.

    • spacegod May 10th, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Which makes him really stupid instead of extremely stupid.