Michele Bachmann Praises New Hampshire For Lexington, Concord, and Plymouth Rock
Testing herself for a possible 2012 presidential run, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the obligatory New Hampshire trip, and tried to ingratiate herself to the denizens by praising them for being the state of Lexington, Concord, and Plymouth Rock. (h/t Think Progress)
“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty,” the potential GOP presidential candidate said. “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history.”
In fact, the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord that marked the first military engagements of the American Revolution took place in Massachusetts. But Bachmann did not correct her error when she referenced the battles again later in her speech.
Bachmann’s contorting of a basic fact about the fight for American independence was made all the more glaring because of her repeated references throughout her speech to the nation’s founding.
Bachmann continued her use of the word “liberty” and attempt to own an understanding of our nation’s founding.
“What we need in our nominee is this,” Bachmann said. “We need someone who understands and comprehends the seriousness of the times we live in, and second, we need someone who knows what to do. They know what the proper solution would be to get us back to liberty.”
No, what we need is someone who knows more about our nation’s history than the school-age children watching Bachmann flub it. This isn’t the first time Bachmann showed her misunderstanding of history. She previously congratulated our founders for ending slavery and erroneously referred to John Quincy Adams as one of our founders.Click here for reuse options!
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