Bachmann: the Founding Fathers ended slavery!

“But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States,” Bachmann added, claiming “men like John Quincy Adams… would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.”

This may come as a surprise to anyone who has finished the third grade. For our underage and foreign readers: John Quincy Adams was the grandson of a founder of our country, so he wasn’t there at the time, and the Civil War era was when slavery was officially abolished. Here’s a blog at the Guardian UK with it, plus the Los Angeles Times, although an opinion columnist there wonders if there’s even any point in fact-checking her, since neither the media nor voters seem to punish her for lying.


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