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Bachmann Spars with Stephanopoulos over whether John Quincy Adams was a "Founding Father"

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Uploaded on Jun 28, 2011

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6/28/11 - Here is GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, fresh off her announcement for President, being interviewed by an antagonistic George Stephanopoulos, who immediately began attacking her as having made false statements in the past. He quoted her as having said in years past that the Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly" to end slavery. He said it as if there were no Founders who opposed slavery and worked against it. In fact, Benjamin Franklin (who once owned slaves but then freed them and worked against it thereafter), John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams all opposed slavery.

But in her back and forth with Stephanopoulos, Bachmann cited "John Quincy Adams" as a "Founding Father" who worked against slavery. It is true that John Quincy Adams was against slavery and worked to abolish it. He was the son of a "Founding Father," John Adams, who was against slavery. JQ Adams continued the work of his father and worked tirelessly to end slavery.

This very issue came up earlier in the year. For a detailed rundown on it:

http://bigjournalism.com/driehl/2011/...

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