In 2006, when Michele Bachmann first ran for Congress, she said that her husband ordered her to go to law school to get a postdoctorate tax law degree. Bachmann said she didn’t want to attend it, because she hates taxes and couldn’t image how she could study tax law. But, as Michele Bachmann said, the Bible says that wives must be “submissive to her husbands”, so Bachmann obeyed him and admonished wives:
“Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.”
Now that Bachmann is running for President, she’s lying about her medieval views on the proper role for American women, claiming that the word “submissive” means “I respect my husband and he respects me.” It’s garbage. That is not what the word “submissive” means.
According to the Webster dictionary of English, “submissive” means someone who submits. So what does the word “to submit” mean? The Webster dictionary says:
Definition of SUBMITtransitive verb1a : to yield to governance or authority b : to subject to a condition, treatment, or operation <the metal was submitted to analysis>2: to present or propose to another for review, consideration, or decision; also : to deliver formally <submitted my resignation>3: to put forward as an opinion or contention <we submit that the charge is not proved>intransitive verb1a : to yield oneself to the authority or will of another : surrender b : to permit oneself to be subjected to something <had to submit to surgery>
2: to defer to or consent to abide by the opinion or authority of another