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Video: Crazy EW Jackson Says No Federal Aid For Natural Disasters

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Lunatic.

P.S. I was just watching coverage of the horrible tragedy in Oklahoma, and it just makes me despise EW Jackson with a burning passion to hear him spew this crap. The bottom line is that we are ONE nation, indivisible, and as Bruce Springsteen says, “we take care of our own, wherever this flag’s flown!” What about that don’t extremists like EW Jackson (and his equally rabid supporters in the right-wingnutosphere) understand?

P.P.S. I’m trying to think of one country in the world where the national government leaves it to the town, city, state, province, whatever, to deal with a natural disaster. I can’t think of a single one. I also can’t think of one national Republican who believes the federal government shouldn’t help localities in the event of a natural disaster. Heck, even the most loony-tunes far-right-wing Republicans only go so far as to demand that disaster expenditures be “offset.” Yet again, that just shows you how extreme EW Jackson is.

  • DJRippert

    I think you should be careful in your criticism of EW Jackson.  He is pretty much self-defeating with his own comments and philosophy.  There is no reason for exaggeration.  In the posted video Jackson fundamentally claims that the US Constitution does not specifically delegate disaster relief power to the federal government.  He then cites the 10th amendment which gives all power not delegated to the federal government (or the people) to the states.

    It’s a silly esoteric position.  What does Jackson propose?  Should Cuccinelli sue the federal government to eliminate FEMA?

    Jackson may be technically correct about the Constitution (or he may be wrong).  Regardless, I think picking lots of fights with Jackson dilutes the real issues.  Why wander into a low value debate with Republicans over the 10th amendment?  Hold your fire until a better target comes along.  For example, I wonder what Jackson thinks about pre-marital sex between consenting heterosexual adults.  Would he make that illegal?  What about Virginia’s sodomy laws?  They’re unconstitutional.  Should new anti-sodomy laws be enacted?

    The problem with someone constantly spouting crazy statements is that the rebuttals can become so numerous as to drown out the really big issues.  Let him rant about the 10th amendment (or the 2nd amendment for that matter).  Pin him down on his desire to have government regulating the bedroom.

    This guy is an absolute gift to Terry McAuliffe.  Nobody needs to confront every nutty comment he makes.  Pick the real Looney Tunes ideas and keep hammering at them.  Forget the rest.