Statements about History
"During the George W. Bush period, there were 13 attacks on various embassies and consulates around the world. Sixty people died."
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
"Many" of the founding fathers were "very actively involved" in cockfighting.
"A lot of the move to free the slaves ... did not come from the federal government. It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith."
During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."
Before "our last three presidents, you have to go back to the 1800s, early 1800s to find three presidents in a row being consecutively re-elected."
Says Ralph Hall is "the oldest member in Congress ever."
After Russia went to war with Georgia in 2008, the U.S. sent a "very strong message" to Vladimir Putin by sending "warships to the Black Sea" and airlifting "combat troops that Georgia had in Afghanistan" back to Georgia.
Says President Abraham Lincoln "tried to arm the slaves."
Says President Abraham Lincoln enforced the Fugitive Slave Act until the Civil War ended.
The American slave trade caused 5 million deaths "or more."
Says Abraham Lincoln tried to buy slaves' freedom in border states, but the states "all rejected it."
Says Ronald Reagan "got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil."
Says President Barack Obama "is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore."
Says Vladimir Putin once said, "The breakup of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century."
"Over the past three years, ‘deep poverty’ has reached its highest level on record."
"Crimea became part of Ukraine only in 1954. Crimea was historically part of Russia, and (Nikita) Khrushchev gave it to Ukraine in a gesture that mystified some people."
Crimea was part of Russia "until 1954, when it was given to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine."
The words "subhuman mongrel," which Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama, were used by the Nazis to "justify the genocide of the Jewish community."
Says "(President) Reagan's second inaugural was moved inside the Capitol. It was. Because of a terrible snowstorm."
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