If you watch the video, she not only says that the founding fathers worked to end slavery (even as they owned and raped them), but that everyone who came to the U.S. was treated as equal regardless of their background (not only history, but the Declaration of Independence itself, contradicts this).Tea Party GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann thinks founding fathers ended slavery
Is there a history tutor in the house? 'Cause Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, needs one bad. The Tea Party fave said that "the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States....Men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country."
True, J.Q. Adams didn't rest before slavery ended...he died. Or maybe he was just taking a dirt nap.
As for a few other points from the rest of Bachmann's Bizarro U.S. History Class, Thomas Jefferson -- who wrote that all men are created equal -- owned slaves. And perhaps did more than own them. George "Father of the Country" Washington owned human property, too.
Oh, yeah, and that Constitution that Bachmann waves around, it established that a slave counted as 3/5ths of a human being. The provision was inserted into the document as a political compromise -- except it compromised human dignity.
Where did Michele make her comments: Before an anti-tax group in Iowa. Yup, she's testing the presidential waters.
Here is Michele...in her own words. And CNN's Anderson Cooper schooling her afterwards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg8kDG94 ... r_embedded
No wonder these people think they're sane; they've rewritten U.S. history to suit their warped anarchist ideals.
Just like Fyyr thinking that 200 years ago we had no governments (ROFL).