Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Don’t Know Much About History

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was speaking in Iowa this past weekend about how America was founded on diversity. One key passage:

Speaking at an Iowans For Tax Relief event, Bachmann (R-MN) also noted how slavery was a “scourge” on American history, but added that “we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”

“And,” she continued, “I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly — men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.”

Oh, and all this time I thought it was Abraham Lincoln who was president during the Civil War. And apparently President Adams had amazing recuperative powers to sign the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, seeing as how he had died in 1848.

I can’t wait to hear her response to President Ford’s State of the Union speech tonight.