Sunday, June 26, 2011

The People vs. Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann is a 3-term Congresswoman from Minnesota's 6th district. She earned her J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University and is one of only 389,364 members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Ironically, among the "church" beliefs are that women may participate in offices and activities of the public ministry except where that work involves authority over men. Here's her list:
  1.  She belongs to a church which believes women shouldn't have authority over men. That assumedly would bar her from having authority over ... American men.
  2. At her unofficial campaign kickoff this year, speaking in New Hampshire, she said: "It's your state that fired the shot that was heard around the world. You are the state of Lexington and Concord, you started the battle for liberty right here in your backyard."
  3. From Rolling Stone magazine: She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose her to become both an IRS attorney who would spend years hounding taxpayers and a raging anti-tax Tea Party crusader against big government.
  4. Her law degree was acquired through the O.W. Coburn School of Law, as a member of the inaugural class of 1979. Since she graduated, the school has changed names three times, one of which I love: Christian Broadcasting Network School of Law. It is now known as Regent University School of Law. In his article in Rolling Stone, Matt Taibi points out the school is the 136th ranked law school in the country. Sixty percent of graduates flunk the bar exam. Logically, there were several Regent grants in the Shrub White House.
  5. Fear quote about health care reform: "Does that mean that someone's 13-year-old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have their abortion, be back and go home on the school bus? That night, mom and dad are never the wiser."

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