The Tea Party of America, in honor of states' rights advocate George Wallace, wants to memorialize this hero of nullification with a statue in Montgomery, Alabama, at the spot where Governor Wallace once loudly proclaimed in his 1963 Inaugural Address, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
Said Matt Fribbe, CEO and Founder of the Tea Party of America, "George Wallace may have been controversial for his time, but given his courageous stand on nullification, he is right up there, in my estimation, with John C. Calhoun and Rand Paul. He stood up for states' rights against the evil encroachment of the U.S. government in 1963, and we think he deserves a statue!"
When Fribbe was asked why any group would want to memorialize someone who opposed integration and hired rabid Klu Klux Klan leader Asa Carter to write his 1963 Inaugural Address, he explained, "Whether a state wants to allow our African American brothers and sisters the same access to education as whites should be left up to the states, not the federal government!" Fribbe then shouted out, "Nullification now, nullification tomorrow, nullification forever!" before he began foaming at the mouth.
The self-appointed megaphone for Freedom Jerks, Sarah Palin, said that she thinks a statue memorializing Governor Wallace is an idea "whose time has come." She further opined that "A good place for the statute would be the capital of Alabama, in Birmingham, England, where the coronation of Jefferson Davis occurred."