Rocker Ted Nugent has again waded into the political scene, this time ripping Chief Justice John Roberts for voting to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law while wondering "if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War."
From Nugent's latest op-ed, published Thursday in the Washington Times:
The bottom line is that Chief Justice Roberts‘ traitor vote will ensure more monumental spending and wasted taxes and put almost 15 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) under one of the world’s most bureaucratic, ineffective, incompetent and grossly expensive systems ever devised by man: our out-of- control federal government.
Chief Justice Roberts squandered the opportunity to restore judicial, financial and legislative sanity to a government that by any sane person’s standards is insane and addicted to centralized federal control of our lives.
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.
Roberts' opinion upholding the individual mandate as a tax and not a penalty, Nugent said, gives "Fedzilla" the power to "gobble up even more of our tax dollars, more of our GDP and limit even more opportunity in the private sector."
"Quite possibly, with his vote, Chief Justice Roberts just engineered the ultimate demise of this great experiment in self- government," he wrote. "If you think we are skating on financial thin ice now, just wait until 2014 when the full financial tsunami of Obamacare comes crashing down."
Calling Roberts "the turncoat chief justice," Nugent suggested Obama invite him over for dinner, take him for a ride on Air Force One and apologize for voting against his confirmation.
"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," Nugent wrote. "Limited government is dead. The smothering era of socialism is here."
Nugent -- who has endorsed Mitt Romney -- sparked controversy in April after he said that if Obama is re-elected, "I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year." His remarks prompted a visit from the Secret Service, though no further action was taken.