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Once again, Michele Bachmann demonstrates her ignorance of the U.S. Constitution

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican, has an uncanny knack for making almost each of her public utterances more foolish than the one before.

Take, for example, her LATEST INTERPRETATION of our national charter:

While speaking with conservative host Lars Larson, Bachmann said that gay people have “so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere.  Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.”

Though almost perfect, her next sentence really showcased true Republican ignorance about the Constitution.

“If you want take away my religious liberties,” she continued, “you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process and you don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours.”

And that’s the sentence that shows the true ignorance Republicans have about our Constitution.

Advocating for equal rights for homosexuals isn’t “bullying” or “taking away” anyone’s religious liberties.  It’s simply saying that it’s unconstitutional to discriminate against homosexuals based on religion —  because that’s what our First Amendment says! 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Steverino

    Does she still serve on the Intelligence Committee?

  2. Shawn Robinson

    Her constituents keep electing her. Does she even get primary challenges? Every politician in this country has been placed in their office by an electorate with the exception of a few appointees who fill out empty seats. I think the people in her district need a civics refresher.

    • Neftali

      Shawn – Michele Bachmann is not seeking reelection. Her term expires this year.

      Your question about her primary status enticed me to look it up. In 2012 she won her primary by the smallest margin by a Republican in Minnesota in over 50 years. But she still had 80.4% of the vote. Details here:

      http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2012/08/bachmann_scores_weakest_minnes.php

      Note that she also narrowly defeated the Democratic candidate in the 2012 general election by about 4000 votes.

      Minnesota just recently had their 2014 primary and Tom Emmer is the Republican nominee for the 6th District to replace Bachmann. Emmer barely lost in 2010 for Governor after a recount. He’s currently the favorite the win this fall.

    • John Federer

      I can say the same thing about many liberal areas of the US as well. But then some here would start calling names.

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