Q. If, with a snap of your fingers, you could change anything about America, what would it be?
A. Reduce the federal government to its original size and constitutional limitations and to restore the 9th and 10th amendments.
Stop and parse that for a sec. The first Congress in 1789 had 26 Senators and 69 members of the House. They created the Bill of Rights during that period, the first ten Amendments to the US Constitution. Michele Bachmann apparently thinks everything since then is rubbish.
You know, like Minnesota having Senators or Representatives (not a state until 1858). I guess she wants herself fired. Odd reason to vote for someone, don't you think?
And hey, let's get rid of all the cabinet departments created since then. We had Foreign Affairs(now State Department), War (now Department of Defense), Treasury, the Attorney General and Postmaster General in 1789. Everyone not working for Hillary, Robert Gates, Tim Geithner, Eric Holder and the post office is outta there!
And since "restoring the 9th and 10th Amendments" to a 1789 state would mean getting rid of all the Amendments after them, Michele wouldn't have the right to vote. Of course, there wouldn't be elections for Senate at all, states would determine who would be allowed to vote, own property, or you know, not be a friggin slave, and the US would basically be a pretty lousy place to live in.
If I recall, a lot of the problems with America's history stemmed from the fact that Michele Bachmann's view of a 1789 America wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and we had a nice little Civil War over it some 60 or so years later.
But going back to that is what Michele Bachmann wants, apparently. if she could "snap her fingers" we'd be pretty much screwed. But it's a great campaign slogan!