Faded rocker and raging tea-tard Ted “Bat-Shit Fever” Nugent took quill to paper to write an Op-Ed for the Washington Times where he called Chief Justice John Roberts a turncoat, and implied, with a bit of backhanded racism that we wouldn’t have “Obamacare” if the South would have won the Civil War.
“Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead. Because of the chief justice’s vote, Fedzilla just burped and is now prepared to gobble up even more of our tax dollars, more of our GDP and limit even more opportunity in the private sector.”
Garbage. The southern states all yelled “state’s rights” but everyone understood that the ONLY “right” they were fighting for was the “right” to own human slaves. And that’s well documented in almost every American history book except those written by the Ku Klux Klan. The secession of the southern states and the whole of the civil war was all about slavery nothing more. Nothing less.
And to bring up that comparison to slam President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act is nothing but a backhanded thinly disguised racist remark.
And IF. Just IF. The South would have won the Civil War? The South would have eventually experienced a slave revolt and their economy would have collapsed. Their system would have been unsustainable and the North would have dominated them economically within a decade. And the entire world would be better off today, since their descendents wouldn’t be infecting the rest of the world with their stupidity, religious fanaticism and authoritarian fascism.