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Reference: Sahil Kapur, Raw Story, January 25, 2001: Bachmann: Founding fathers 'worked tirelessly' to end slavery
"Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said the United States was founded on racial and ethnic diversity and that the founding fathers were responsible for abolishing slavery."
"Speaking at an event sponsored by Iowans For Tax Relief, Bachmann hailed the "different cultures, different backgrounds, different traditions" of the early European settlers in America, adding that the "color of their skin" or "language" or "economic status" didn't preclude them from seeking happiness."
Quoting Bachmann, "Once you got here, we were all the same," she said. "Isn't that remarkable? It is absolutely remarkable."
Watch the video in her own words at the above Raw Story link.