Mitt’s Mr. Hyde
It would seem that a meeting between rocker Ted Nugent and cyborg Mitt Romney would be one of those matter-anti-matter events that would explode the entire time-space continuum.
But besides being local, politics is nothing if not a bed of odd fellows. Nugent who illegally kills Alaskan bears with arrows (left his Bowie knife at home?), has endorsed Romney, who once lamely told a group of hunters that he has hunted “varmints.”
Now, Nugent, annoyed with the way the Constitution allowed the Supreme Court to up and rule that Obamacare is, well–constitutional, opined that it would have been better if the South won the American Civil War–or as the grays liked to call it–the War of Northern Aggression.
“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.”
Haha. That whacky Nuge, master of the of presidential decapitation metaphor.
Having lived for some years in Dixie, I found Nugent’s Civil War yearning nothing new. And if one ignores, like Nugent, that the war’s major accomplishment was ending the horrific institution of slavery, many liberals might agree with Ted.
If the South won and North America evolved as a loose confederacy of states (think European Union, with the Southern states playing the parts of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal), the government in Washington, D.C., probably would have had a hard time herding the cats into questionable involvements like the Spanish-American War, World War I or those never-ending land wars in Asia and the Middle East.