Bullet #1 of the pledge:
"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President."
Anyone who claims that September 22, 1862, saw the end of slavery and everything after that was all unicorns and rainbows is, of course, a simpleton. One would have to ignore the Jim Crow era, and all the laws passed to deny African Americans their civil rights--even the right to marry the person they loved if that person had a different skin color. Civil rights for African Americans is recent history.
That Bachmann signed a document that mischaracterized the lives of African-American slaves before emancipation as a model of family harmony reveals her bottomless stupidity and crass dismissal of the suffering endured by African-Americans and their families. She's done that before; and no doubt, she'll do it again.
As Albert Einstein once stated: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Or Michele Bachmann.