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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Barton: Bachmann Right, Stephanopoulos Wrong on Founders' Fight Against Slavery

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2011, 07:52 AM

Posted at Michele Bachmann's Facebook page is this from David Barton of Wallbuilders:

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was recently on ABC News in an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

During the conversation, Bachmann said that a number of the Founding Fathers opposed slavery and worked to end it, but Stephanopoulos challenged her, “Now, with respect Congresswoman, that’s just not true.”

But it is true.

In "The Founding Fathers and Slavery," Barton argues that "the clear majority of the Founders opposed this evil" of slavery.

Stated in the positive, Barton concludes: "The truth is that it was the Founding Fathers who were responsible for planting and nurturing the first seeds for the recognition of black equality and for the eventual end of slavery."