A Red State uprising?
No, it’s not a call to anarchy or revolution. Just a little uprising.
That’s the intent behind the book Erick Erickson, managing editor of RedState.com, has signed on to write for Regnery Press.
On its Amazon page, the book called “Red State Uprising” asks those fed up with an “arrogant federal government” to join the uprising. Erickson promises to deliver a plan “to take back the people’s government” and to bring change to Washington. He wants to bring government down to its right size to ensure economic growth, individual liberty and private property rights.
As the Amazon page says, “Barack Obama has shown his determination to move the country towards a socialist nanny state, culminating in the government takeover of health care.” The book is due in the fall.
Early this month, Erickson got a little heated over the government census, saying if a census worker wanted to enter his house to interview him for the 2010 count he would brandish his wife’s shotgun.
On RedState radio, he said: "This is crazy. What gives the Commerce Department the right to ask me how often I flush my toilet? Or about going to work? I'm not filling out this form. I dare them to try and come throw me in jail. I dare them to. Pull out my wife's shotgun and see how that little ACS twerp likes being scared at the door. They're not going on my property. They can't do that. They don't have the legal right, and yet they're trying."
He clarified his comments later in a RedState.com post, insisting “the left is out today saying I was on the air advocating killing census workers,” and that misconstrued his words.
RedState.com bills itself as "the largest online community of conservative activists and the most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill." Erickson, an attorney who worked at a Georgia law firm for several years, now edits RedState.com out of his home in Macon.
Steven E. Levingston
April 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET
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