AlterNet | By Angela Lee
Romney endorser/American rock singer Ted Nugent already has a long history of outlandish political statements, but now appears to have taken his BS to a whole new level. In a Washington Times op-ed blasting Obamacare, Nugent suggested today that America would have been a better country had the South 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.
According to the Romney supporter, the alleged growth of federal power and overriding of states’ rights began when the North won the Civil War.
Though this statement isn’t an unusual one for a man who sports confederate flag shirts and recently made a subtle threat to kill Obama, it may pose potential political consequences for Romney’s presidential campaign. Mitt Romney actively sought Nugent’s endorsement, and even agreed to Nugent’s conditional demand that he make no new gun laws during his administration.