Bachmann stands by claims that ‘Founding Fathers’ ended slavery | Raw Replay

keithworstpersons-screengrab Nation

khmerrougecore0627 World

babykoala-scrrencap Science/Tech

smoking0627 Biz/Money

stewartwallace-screengrab Political Satire/Parody

betawardschangedmylife-screencap Culture

bachmannstephanopoulosinterview-screencap Say What?

nation_pmr_activist_110628a Activism

Bachmann stands by claims that ‘Founding Fathers’ ended slavery

* Posted on 06.28.11

* By Kase Wickman

* Categories: Featured, Say What?

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who officially announced yesterday in Iowa that she is running for president, appeared on “Good Morning America” Monday, where George Stephanopoulos attempted to clarify some of her previous statements.

Among them: Bachmann’s claim that “the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence worked tirelessly to end slavery.”

“Now with respect, Congresswoman, that’s just not true,” Stephanopoulos said. “Many of them including Jefferson and Washington were actually slave holders and slavery didn’t end until the Civil War.”

Bachmann dodged the question, answering, “Well, you know what’s marvelous is that in this country and under our Constitution, we have the ability when we recognize that something is wrong to change it. And that’s what we did in our country. We changed it. We no longer have slavery. That’s a good thing. And what our Constitution has done for our nation, is to give us the basis of freedom unparalleled in the rest of the world.”

She goes on to claim that John Quincy Adams, who was a small boy during the Revolutionary War and did indeed eventually work to abolish slavery, should be counted as a “Founding Father.”

via Bachmann stands by claims that ‘Founding Fathers’ ended slavery | Raw Replay.

About Gunny G

GnySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952--'72 PC: History, Poly-Tiks, Military, Stories, Controversial, Unusual, Humorous, etc.... "Simplify...y'know!"
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Bachmann stands by claims that ‘Founding Fathers’ ended slavery | Raw Replay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.