By his mentioning the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution, he means what he perceives the original intent of it, ignoring over 2 centuries of legal precedent and history, plus the tiny little trivial matter of slavery
That even a yellow press conservative rag like the Moonie Washington Times would see this as fit to print shows just how far political discourse has become debased.
At long last, Willard Romney, will you disavow the delirious diatribes of this madman?
Nugent's remark came in response to what he called "turncoat" Chief Justice John Roberts' "traitor vote" to uphold President Obama's health reform law, including the individual mandate. According to Nugent, 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."
Nugent then stated:
"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."] emphasis added to bring extra ridicule to this fool