WATCH: Bachmann on the threat of a one-world currency

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., spoke at the conservative Take Back America conference this weekend in St Louis. She told attendees it would be easy to “defund the left” and warned that “President Obama’s czars want to give away American sovereignty.” She said Obama’s policies have made the greenback so weak that “the international community wants to replace the dollar with an international one-world currency.” She stretched out the words “one world currency” for effect. She didn’t explain how this could be said to be a new effort on the part of the vague “international community” or why a one-world currency was necessarily a bad thing. Conference attendees responded with applause.

Video after the jump.

The Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel, who shot the video, reports that Bachmann also touched on the priorities of Republicans, should they retake Congress in 2010. They would “pass repealer bill after repealer bill” in order to prevent the creation of a one-world currency and to pull the government back from controlling the “36 percent of private business profits” Bachmann claimed it had taken over.

She also said Michigan residents were “depressed enough” without Gitmo prisoners being relocated to state facilities where they could inspire more terrorists.

“This is where they learn conversion to Islam!” said Bachmann. “In the prisons!”

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