Michele Bachmann: ‘Founding Fathers’ Ended Slavery
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who officially announced in Iowa that she is running for president, appeared on ‘Good Morning America,’ where George Stephanopoulos debunked her false 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.”
That statement isn’t true either as there are many developed countries that have for more freedom and less people in jail, such as the Netherlands, Canada and the UK.