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Via Minnesota Independent, here's Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) getting positively Beck-esque in her black helicopter, conspiracy theory nuttery:

Bachmann's nutty theory is straight out of the conservative playbook, accusing the Obama Administration of taking away basic freedoms held by Americans. It's no different than Fox's absurd claim that Obama wants to impose Sharia law, or their irresponsible attempts to fuel fear of a gun ban, and it's yet another sign of just how badly broken the modern GOP is -- and of how careless they are with the facts.

Hopefully it's not necessary to point out that there are no government sponsored political 're-education camps' -- whether mandatory or voluntary. If you need more proof, has debunked Bachmann's conspiracy theory.


What's even more concerning about it is his focus is on young people. The original language of the bill [Americorps] was mandatory service for government, right now, the language is voluntary, but just this last week, a Democrat colleague introduced a bill to make this mandatory.

I believe when it's all said and done, this service -- I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums.

It's very concerning, it appears that there's a philosophical agenda behind all of this.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 12:32 PM PDT.

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