Michele Bachmann illustrating her great, in-depth knowledge of history.
A high school sophomore from New Jersey is challenging Rep. Michele Bachmann to a debate on civics and the U.S. Constitution. In an open letter to to Bachmann, Amy Myers of Cherry Hill, N.J., said, “I have found quite a few of your statements regarding The Constitution of the United States, the quality of public school education and general U.S. civics matters to be factually incorrect, inaccurately applied or grossly distorted.”
“I, Amy Myers, do hereby challenge Representative Michele Bachmann to a Public Forum Debate and/or Fact Test on The Constitution of the United States, United States History and United States Civics,” Myers wrote, according to a report by City Pages’ Nick Pinto.
The full text of Myers' open letter is available here. I'm so thrilled to see someone actually challenge the willful ignorance of this woman. Even Politifact, which takes pains to give Republicans the benefit of the doubt on their truthfulness, couldn't keep themselves from acknowledging her only glancing relationship with facts. Of course, you know that Bachmann will never consent to something like this and will pretend as if this challenge has never been issued. Because, of course, she knows she'll get creamed.
After all, this is a woman who not so long ago tried to claim that the Constitution doesn't permit the Treasury Secretary (or any part of the Executive Branch) to regulate business, and claimed that the Census was a violation of our constitutional rights.
Like the Tea Partiers she says she represents, she makes all kinds of claims to be a "constitutionalist" and "defender of the Constitution" but wants to overturn the parts she doesn't like.
I'd run and hide, too. Because even a high-school sophomore can understand that Bachmann is full of crap.
However, if you would like to encourage her (politely, please) to take Myers up on the challenge, you can contact her here.