Tenn. GOPer Wamp Fires Up the Confederacy: Secede!

July 23, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) just went there. The right-wing lawmaker seeking the Republican nomination for governor, is facing a crowded primary. And he decided to pander to his extremist states’ rights “tenther” constituents, by calling for Tennessee to secede from the Union if Republicans don’t win back power in the 2010 and 2012 elections. Wamp is especially angry over healthcare reform that he believes imposes an unconstitutional mandate on states. The tea party Congressman told Hotline On Call that he would “consider separation” from the United States if the federal government doesn’t become right-wing enough.

Wamp’s secession rhetoric is palpable nonsense, but that’s not about to stop a right-wing lawmaker when there is a primary to be won.

During his interview with Hotline On Call, Wamp also praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s nod to the idea of secession:

“I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government,” said Wamp.

Wamp is calling on voters to “send people to Washington that will, in 2010 and 2012, strictly adhere” to the Tenth Amendment of the constitution.

“Patriots like Rick Perry have talked about these issues because the federal government is putting us in an untenable position at the state level, added Wamp.

A major part of Wamp’s campaign platform calls for the repeal of state taxes. “No state income tax! Period. Not having it is an asset, not a liability,” reads his website.

Tennessee is facing a $ 1.0 billion shortfall in its 2011 budget.


5 Responses to “Tenn. GOPer Wamp Fires Up the Confederacy: Secede!”

  1. Morely Dotes on July 24th, 2010 10:33 am

    I hope the voters in Tennessee are smart enough to avoid Wamp like the traitor to America that he is.

    Oh, and it is my contention that he is actually a light-skinned Nigerian passing as White, and he’s an illegal alien. Let’s see him prove otherwise – and a copy of a birth certificate isn’t good enough. He has to produce the original, along with the attending physician to testify on live National TV during prime time.

  2. William Perri on July 24th, 2010 7:33 pm

    I think that’s a great idea. In fact, I believe that all those states that believe the federal government is a financial burden on them should secede. That would leave the U.S. as a country willing to support its citizens when in need. After secession, most of those states would be able to see how much they actually need federal aid and what it really pays for!

  3. ChristianLibrul on July 24th, 2010 7:54 pm

    WIMP: “I was for secession before I was against it.”

    Is he really against it now? Who can believe anything a flip-flopper says. We Tennesseans who actually do love our country demand all other reslugliCONs either refudiate Wimp’s treason or be painted with the same brush.

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  5. shelly on March 10th, 2011 3:00 am

    I support the idea to secede from the states. The fact of the matter is we have gradually compromised our freedoms. We have pushed it to the limit and now they are testing their limits. If americans fail to take a stand in the power given to us by the constitution, and are too trusting in these empty promises of the power addicted government, then we have no real power or freedom. It just shows how far america has fallen from grace. We once trusted the holy word to govern us and now we trust flawed power hungry wolves. Wake up!

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