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Michelle's DC Blooper

Posted on the 18 February 2015 by Hughvw
 First  Lady Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a naturalization ceremony Wednesday  that the Founding Fathers weren't born in America . The ceremony for 50 new U.S.  citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C
She said during her  speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, "It's amazing that just a  few feet from here where I'm standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who  put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like  the 50 of you, none of them were born American - they became  American."
'Did she  actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and  participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America?  Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson, George  Washington, and James Madison were born in  Virginia. John Adams was born  in Massachusetts. Only eight of the 56 were not born in America . Surely she knew  this. After all, she is a Harvard graduate. [TG]

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