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Never one to mince words, outspoken, conservative rock-and-roll star, Ted Nugent, let loose a tirade mainly against Chief Justice John Roberts and his deciding vote on Obamacare.
He even asked whether America would have been better off if the South had won the Civil War.
In a July 5 Washington Times column, Nugent wrote a scathing commentary on Roberts, labeling the Supreme Court justice “a traitor.”
“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,” Nugent wrote. “Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead.”
He added, “Obamacare will now join Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as another unaffordable, unsustainable, runaway, unaccountable social program.
“Our entitlement programs have bankrupted America. We have dug a financial crater so deep that many doubt we can ever climb out.”
He concluded, “Quite possible, with his vote, Chief Justice Roberts didn’t give Fedzilla an even bigger shovel, he gave Fedzilla an earth mover with which to dig bigger financial holes.”
Fedzilla, as documented in a 2009 WND article, refers to what many conservative pundits call an out-of-control federal bureaucracy, which feeds on a desire for more and more centralized power.
The rock legend turned political pundit is not shy about publicly weighing in with his observations of the political left.
In April, U.S. Secret Service agents spent some time with him after his remarks comparing American patriots to Mel Gibson’s depiction of William Wallace in the 1996 film, “Braveheart.”
Nugent told an NRA audience, “We are Americans because we defied the king, we didn’t negotiate and compromise with the king, we defied the Emperor’s, we are patriots, we are Braveheart.
“We need to ride in to that Battlefield, and chop their heads off in November, any questions?”
Those who disagree with the rocker’s political views felt his comparison to “Braveheart,” and the chopping off of heads sounded like a threat against the president. Nugent voluntarily clarified his remarks for the federal agency charged with protecting the chief executive.
“I don’t threaten,” Nugent told Glenn Beck after the incident. “I don’t waste breath threatening.”
Gibson’s famous Wallace speech has been a rallying cry for countless leaders, coaches and patriots ever since it hit the big screen more than a decade ago.
Messages for Nugent requesting comment were not returned at the time of this report.
The rocker also echoed what many critics have been saying since Thursday, when Chief Justice John Roberts released a ruling that Obamacare is a “tax” rather than a mandate to purchase a product, and, therefore, legal.
“As I recall, the president and the government’s very own attorney who argued the case before the Supreme Court said that Obamacare was not a tax,” Nugent wrote.
“Fascinating, Mr. Chief Justice, that you legislated from the bench that Obamacare is a tax.”
Nugent then wondered what else the government could deem a “tax.”
“Following the chief justice’s logic, our professional political punks in Washington can mandate any tax-penalty they choose,” he said. “For example, if you don’t buy an Obama-approved green energy automobile, our Fedzillacrats could tax us for refusing to do so.”
“That’s the essence of this ruling,” he said.
Regardless of the outcome of any Republican led effort to repeal “Obamacare,” Nugent offers the president some sage advice:
“The president should have Chief Justice Roberts over for dinner, give him a ride on Air Force One and apologize for not voting for him during his confirmation hearings.
“It’s the least the community-organizer- in-chief can do for the turncoat chief justice who saved the president’s socialist health care program.”
He offered the president some words of caution regarding judges in general, spoken by his own father some 50 years ago:
“With Chief Justice Roberts’ vote to save Obamacare, I was reminded of what my dad told me more than 50 years ago: Never trust a man who wears a black robe. He might be naked under there.”