Saturday, July 9, 2011

Did you Read it before you Signed it, Michelle?

Michelle Bachmann (R-Toontown) recently announced that she had signed “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” but I have to wonder if she read it before she signed it.  In it, the "vow" declares as fact:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President.
The statement references a non-peer-reviewed paper "published" by The Institute for American Values, a right-wing, anti-family organization.  What the paper fails to note is the countless examples of African-American families destroyed by the institution of slavery.  It was common practice to split family units up to ensure greater docility among the slave population.

Bachmann stands with the slave owners.  Well done, Michelle!

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