During an interview over the weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called for armed overthrow of the U.S. government. What is the issue that has Bachmann calling for marches in the streets? She is worried about the danger of a cap and trade system to combat global warming which she denied as a human caused problem.
According to Smart Politics, Bachmann said, “I’m a foreign correspondent on enemy lines and I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington.” She also reiterated her claim that global warming is not man made during the interview, which brought her to call for armed overthrow of the government over President Obama’s cap and trade plan.
Bachmann said, “I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,’ and the people – we the people – are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.”
Here is her full interview with WWTC 1280:You may remember Bachmann for her memorable appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball during the presidential campaign where she called for a McCarthy like investigation into anti-American activity. She also claimed that Barack Obama held un-American views. After her appearance, she claimed that she was entrapped by Chris Matthews.
Here is the video:
We all know that Bachmann is Glenn Beck level crazy. In fact, she has been a guest on his program, but if you thought that she was the only Republican who doesn’t believe in global warming, you’d be mistaken. The notable non-believers include Rep. Ron Paul, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, and Sen. James Inhofe.
However, none of the other members who doubt global warming have called for an armed revolution against the government. This is what puts Rep. Bachmann in a class by herself. It is fine to oppose the policy and people are free to disagree with the science, but calling for overthrow of the government over cap and trade is insane.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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