PJ: These are real utterances by some of the most powerful conservatives in the US.
Congresswoman Bachmann seems to have forgotten that Africans were brought to the US as slaves and that they did not travel of their own free will as explorers or colonists,
Sarah Palin remains clueless about most things,
Glenn Beck must not even know who Thomas Jefferson was and he certainly has no knowledge about the marines who were a recognized European fighting force beginning in around the late 1600s and they were not formed to attack Islamic pirates,
Mike Huckabee obviously does not know a tick about the founding fathers since most were certainly not clergymen, some were not even believers even though many attended universities like Princeton, Yale, Harvard and William and Mary that (at the time) were considered seminaries. He neglects to understand that many of these universities (although seminaries) taught infidelity[a disbelief in the Scriptures and in Christianity] and that many of the most famous of founders were not strict followers of the Christian teachings (Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are the two most famous),
What can I say about Herman Cain that a firm slap against my forehead won't convey,
and the list goes on....
The New Yorker
1619-1808: Africans set sail for America in search of freedom: “Other than Native Americans, who were here, all of us have the same story.”—Michele Bachmann
1776: The Founding Synod signs the Declaration of Independence: “…those fifty-six brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen.”—Mike Huckabee
1801: “Thomas Jefferson creates the Marines for the Islamic pirates that were happening.”—Glenn Beck
1812: The American War for Independence ends: “ ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’…that song—written during the battle in the War of 1812—commemorates the sacrifice that won our liberty.”—Mitt Romney
1916: Planned Parenthood opens genocide clinics: “When Margaret Sanger—check my history—started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world.”—Herman Cain