The latest of a long series of provocative utterances that regularly net Rep. Michele Bachmann world-wide Internet buzz comes from her speech Friday night at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.
The Minnesota Republican's words, as reported in the Colorado Independent, which was there:
In a room of 600 conservative voters brought together by former Colorado Senate president John Andrews’ Centennial Institute, along with Liberty on the Rocks and Colorado Christian University, Bachmann brought the crowd to its feet more than once as she called for an end to the progressive agenda she said has taken over Washington.
“‘We are determined to live free or not at all. And we are resolved that posterity shall never reproach us with having brought slaves into the world,’” Bachmann read from founding father John Jay , ending her reading with the statement, “We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves.”
The “nation of slaves” bit, an echo of the Tea Party movement's focus on Obama/Democratic "tyranny," caught the attention of Talking Points Memo and a slew of other Web observers, providing what is likely to be fresh fodder for the increasingly expensive Sixth District race against DFL state Sen.Tarryl Clark.


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