Statements about History
Rhode Island "didn't ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to pay federal income taxes. So Rhode Island doesn't even have to pay federal income taxes."
"The United States has never stood by and seen innocent people slaughtered to the extent that's happening in Syria."
"We haven't had a Republican senator in Washington for ... why, I think Clifford Case was our last Republican senator."
Says Democratic Party created Planned Parenthood
Says Democratic Party created the Ku Klux Klan.
"During the Civil War, more than 300,000 Ohioans served in the Union Army -- more per capita than any other state."
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
Ché Guevara "wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent."
Says it’s "an old wives’ story" that Margaret Thatcher told George H.W. Bush not to go wobbly.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says wrestling was a favorite sport of Abraham Lincoln.
"Agriculture has always required a significant workforce from abroad."
Abraham Lincoln "visited and some say even danced in (the Ohio Senate) chamber."
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.
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