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Sad part is the site seems to confirm,
what Ted Nugent said.
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.
Chief Justice Roberts‘ opinion was that Obamacare was a tax, not a mandate under the Commerce Clause to purchase a product, and that Congress can levy any tax it wants.
The proviso says that though every appropriation of property is a diminution of another's rights to it, it is acceptable as long as it does not make anyone worse off than they would have been without any private property.
Money is property; indeed, the Supreme Court has held that money involves the same set of rights the Constitution attaches to land or personal property, that is, the “right to possess, use and dispose of it.”
"If Barack Obama becomes the President in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,"
In May 2007 Nugent criticized rap metal band Rage Against the Machine after singer Zach de la Rocha's onstage proclamation at the 2007 Coachella festival that the "current administration . . . should be hung and tried and shot." Nugent appeared on the Hannity & Colmes program on Fox News and said "We've disagreed with a lot of administrations in the past, but none of our rhetoric included threatening lives, these guys are over the top, but they're the lunatic fringe that even your average democrat and liberal doesn't agree with. But unfortunately, nobody is silencing these guys — or not necessarily silencing, but condemning this outrageous violence that they're recommending."
In 2006, an interviewer from the British newspaper The Independent questioned Nugent about a 1977 interview in High Times magazine in which Nugent admitted taking elaborate steps to avoid the Vietnam draft. In the interview Nugent says, contrary to the story in High Times, that "I had a 1Y [student deferment]. I enrolled at Oakland Community College.". However, the Selective Service classification for student deferment is actually 2-S, and medical deferment is 1-Y. A copy of Nugent's Selective Service record shows that he had at separate times both a 1-Y medical deferment and 2-S student deferment, . "... if I would have gone over there, I'd have been killed, or I'd have killed, or I'd kill all the hippies in the foxholes ... I would have killed everybody," he told the Detroit Free Press in an interview published July 15, 1990."
In a surreal twist of fate, Chief Justice Roberts cast the deciding vote that upheld the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) as Constitutional.
Having followed the arguments of the case, I never would have fathomed this outcome. Given the government’s arguments, I expected the court to base its decision on whether Obamacare violates the commerce clause of the Constitution. Period.
Although the court did protect the commerce clause, it took the liberty to redefine the Obamacare “individual mandate” as a tax. (The mandate requires that we either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty.) Thus it follows, because Congress can levy taxes, that Obamacare’s individual mandate is constitutional.
You just can’t make this stuff up. President Obama has consistently and vehemently denied that the mandate is a tax. During oral arguments, the Administration’s attorneys waffled on the issue of whether it is a tax or a penalty. Our Supreme Court decided that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck. So like it or not, the Obamacare mandate is indeed a tax.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence[note 1] and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
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James H. Douglas
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Originally posted by sageofmonticello
I think it depends on how one looks at US History. If one thinks the civil war was about ending slavery, then it is easy to say that Nugent is off his rocker. If one thinks that the civil war was fought over state rights and the growing federal power struggle with the states, and that slavery would of ended either way, then, yea, I think he has a point.
Originally posted by denynothing
Well the country would have been different had Lincoln had his way for the reconstruction. The way it played out was awful the military acted as near tyrants to enforce the Radical Republican construction plan. Had the ten percent plan been used the south would have been eased back into the union and possibly less racism and less backlash against the north.
Originally posted by buster2010
So the old pedo is still whining about Obama? Did this moron stop to think that the civil war got rid of a little thing called slavery? Ted should follow his career and just fade away.
Originally posted by SUICIDEHK45
Not surprisingly, Nugent – a firearms enthusiast, conservative and guitar rocker best known
Originally posted by Kovenov
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
I think focusing on this one piece of speculative (i.e. "had the South won the Civil War") consideration at the exclusion of all else Nugent wrote arrogates his thesis with a sort of irrational juxtapositioning. Besides that the context of his opine doesn't imply endorsement of slavery, but a movement away from expansive government power over individual choices. But, you know, whatever.