The Detroit-born reality TV personality and conservative activist, in his Washington Times
piece, discusses his concern about "Fedzilla," a reference to the federal government seen as an overbearing authority. Nugent expresses concern that with Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, the US is fast turning into a socialist state under Obama. In Nugent's view, the undermining effect of federal power on states’ rights began when the North won the Civil War against Southern slave owners, an outcome which Nugent now apparently laments, The Grio
Nugent, whom The Grio
describes as "Mitt Romney surrogate and entertainer-turned-conservative-activist," commented on Chief Justice John Roberts' vote, saying
“(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…. Our entitlement programs have bankrupted America… We have dug a financial crater so deep that many doubt we can ever climb out. 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.”
According to Nugent, Roberts' vote frustrated the vision of the founding fathers of the US. He wrote: “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.”
He suggests that "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."
reacts to Nugent's comment that it might have been better had the South won the Civil War, saying: "The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act has drawn strong opinion from just about everybody. And it’s understandable that Nugent is upset about Roberts' decision. But saying that America would be better off if the south won the Civil War is a little out of line, right?"
But this is not the first time that Nugent has been "a little out of line" in his attacks on the Obama administration. Digital Journal
reports he received a visit from the Secret Service in April this year when he made comments that could be interpreted as a call to assassinate the president.
recalls that Nugent endorsed Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination and then later gave his support to Mitt Romney after Perry dropped out of the nomination race.