Is Thom Hartmann a historian?
wichitaor1 Asked: Is Thom Hartmann a historian?
In the past two days, liberal radio talking head Thom Hartmann has spoke of a plot of conservatives changing history.He was mentioned repeatedly that one of George Washington's first acts as president was to pass legislation funding welfare programs, but he never cites the name of the law that was enacted.
Hartmann also repeatedly avers that the only source of federal revenue was tariffs, ignoring the excise tax levy on whiskey, which was enacted by the First Congress and led to the infamous Whiskey Rebellion.Even high school students have heard of the Whiskey Rebellion, but historical scholar Thom Hartmann apparently has not.
In previous months, Hartmann preached that that the Founding Fathers were against the formation of corporations.While there probably is some truth to that, Hartmann cited the state constitution of Wisconsin."Professor" Hartmann, who loves to proclaim his program as "Thom Hartmann University", evidently did not know that Wisconsin did not become a state until 1848, sixty-one years after the United States Constitution was written.
BTW. Thom Hartmann dropped out of Michigan State (as did Michael Moore) and the only degrees he has are in herbology [sic] and acupuncture.Does his guy really has the creditionals of a historian?
Take a look at your link.
Does it say "historian" anywhere in there??
There you go….. you answered your own question.
He's just an idiot.
He does extensive research for the books he writes…unlike the people on the right who fill their books with name calling
Well he was right on this. And I haven't seen any of yours to prove him wrong.
He is considered a lay scholar of the history and textual analysis of the United States Constitution.
Even after the whiskey tax, 95% of government revenue came from tariffs.
I find no reference to his citing Wisconsin's constitution in a discussion of the founding fathers. Do share.
And having studied something else means you can't study history? And know what you're talking about?
I wonder if you think Michael Savage is an expert on anything he says, with his degree in nutritional ethnomedicine?