NRA board member Nugent: America might be better had South won the Civil War

I guess we now know the NRA’s position on slavery.

NRA Board Member Ted Nugent: “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.”

That’s a bit like saying that it would have been best had Hitler won WWII because of his keen sense of limited government, and then trying to deny that you in any way just condoned the Holocaust. Uh, yeah you did. And worse, you clearly knew you did.

Oh, and Mussolini did get the trains to run on time.

I’m damn curious about how the Democrats who voted to hold Holder in contempt, and who are funded by the NRA – i.e., who basically did the NRA’s bidding in voting against Holder – feel about slavery? Heck, how about all members of Congress, Democrat and Republican, who take money from the NRA. Do those Members agree that the US would be a better place if blacks remained slaves? Because that is what the NRA board member just said – he said that America would be better off if the South won the civil war, which means blacks would still be slaves. He clearly knows that that would be the result of the South winning the war. So a prominent NRA board member thinks slavery would have been a worthwhile price to pay.

It’s interesting that when Trent Lott said something similar – something somewhat less offensive than what Nugent said – he lost his leadership post in the Republican party. Yet when an NRA board member comes out and suggests that slavery would have been an okay price to pay, the NRA does nothing to address the matter.

Those Democrats who take NRA money should be ashamed of themselves.


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