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Bachmann calls Department of Education ‘unconstitutional’

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) said Monday that she would support terminating several government agencies, including the Department of Education, because she believes they are unconstitutional.

"Because the Constitution does not specifically enumerate, nor does it give to the federal government the role and duty to superintend over education that historically has been held by the parents and by local communities and by state governments," the Minnesota congresswoman said at forum hosted by fellow Tea Party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

Bachmann also took the opportunity to explain why she thought that the healthcare law and the appointment of policy czars are also unconstitutional.