Monday, January 28, 2013

The Barron County GOP Rides Again

Jeff Simpson has already written about the Barron County Republican Party, which floated the moronic conspiracy theory that the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was a plot by the government in order to take away everyone's guns.

Well, they've gone and done it again.

This time, they posted this image on their Facebook page:

There's only one problem.

Washington never said that.

Via Daily Kos, we learn what Washington really said:
The actual quote comes from Washington's address to Congress on January  8th, 1790 and goes like this: "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a Uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent others, for essential, particularly for military supplies."  Note that the quote has nothing to do with gun rights and is clearly concerns properly equipping the military.
Perhaps the Barron County GOP really shouldn't have guns.  They can't seem to shoot straight no matter what.


  1. Perhaps they should read primary sources when quoting our first President, George Washington.
    Hopefully they will take down the misinformation, which is unpatriotic, to mess up a quote from the our hero, George Washington. The ladies at Mt. Vernon will be disgusted-they are the ones who got the plantation and house at Mt. Vernon fixed up so that people can go and see it.

    1. Certainly, you jest. This is deliberate misinformation. and,now that the meme has been loosed, it can never be corrected

  2. I do not jest. I agree it is probably deliberate misinformation, but it should be changed.
    They can go to to get started.

  3. Poor President Washington. He had to cope with a mouthful of false teeth in life and a mouthful of false quotes in eternity.