David Barton is with an organization, Wall Builders, that educates the public about the Constitution and the original intent of the founding fathers. I went to one of his meetings and asked him about his family roots. We only had a few seconds to speak because he was, understandably, surrounded by people interested in the topic of his speech. From a brief conversation, I believe he may be descended from David and Ruth (Oldham) Barton, but there was not enough time to pin it down for certain.
Many of our ancestors fought to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. With this in mind, here is a site where we can review how our representatives vote so we'll know if we are supporting the people who truly reflect our views.
Project Vote Smart: http://www.vote-smart.org/
Other pages with historical or genealogical interest:
A Pictoral History from the Library of Congress
Tocaroleen@aol.com forwarded the following excellent historical sites:
Photograph Data Base. "At the time I checked this one out, there were sixteen Barton soldiers listed. You can't view the pictures, but if you see the data for your Barton ancestor there, you can order a photo copy for free or an actual photo for a fee." http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html
Cornell University has put all 60 volumes on the internet of the WAR of the REBELLION. http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html
Professor Alexander Tyler:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage. [http://www.mcsm.org/democracy1.html]
BARTON QUEST HOME PAGE
Barton Family Workbook
Barton Bulletin Board