Now this is reassuring. A spokesman for Michele Bachmann told the Star Tribune that the Congresswoman was speaking metaphorically when she said she wanted people to be armed and dangerous” on the issue of energy taxes.
In Bachmann’s defense, it was clear from the context of the interview that she meant the public should be armed with information — she was discussing how she would be handing out literature against cap-and-trade proposals at an upcoming town hall event.
On the other hand, she might have crossed some lines of appropriateness for an elected official when she said: “Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing. And the people – we the people – are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country.”