Ted Nugent: US might be better off if 'the South won the Civil War'
Right wing rocker Ted Nugent is at it again. In op-ed in opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold health care reform, the controversial musician muses about whether or not America would be better off if “the South won the Civil War.” Nugent also rails against Chief Justice John Roberts. The Huffington Post reports:
Mitt Romney surrogate and entertainer-turned-conservative-activist Ted Nugent cranked his political volume knob back up this week, penning an op-ed suggesting the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare served as evidence that the United States would have been better off if “the South won the Civil War.”
In a column for the Washington Times, Nugent blasted Chief Justice John Roberts for his “traitor vote,” writing that Roberts “squandered the opportunity to restore judicial, financial and legislative sanity to a government that by any sane person’s standards is insane and addicted to centralized federal control of our lives.”
According to Nugent, the alleged trends of growing federal power and undermining states’ rights began when the North won the Civil War — a historical event that he appears to lament.
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