During the November 9, 2012 broadcast of The Jason Lewis Show, Lewis spoke at length about how white people were committing “cultural suicide” and “political suicide” with their failure to procreate at the same level as Hispanics. “I don’t want to make a racial thing out of this. I’m just stating a fact,” he reassured listeners.
Even more illuminating were Lewis’s thoughts on women voters, which he shared on the show just two days earlier:
I never thought in my lifetime where’d you have so many single, or I should say, yeah, single women who would vote on the issue of somebody else buying their diaphragm. This is a country in crisis. Those women are ignorant in, I mean, the most generic way. I don’t mean that to be a pejorative. They are simply ignorant of the important issues in life. Somebody’s got to educate them.
There's something about young, single women where they’re behaving like Stepford wives. They walk in lockstep—is that really the most important thing to a 25-year old unmarried woman—uh, getting me to pay for her pills? Seriously?! Is that what we’ve been reduced to? You can be bought off for that?
You’ve got a vast majority of young single women who couldn’t explain to you what GDP means. You know what they care about? They care about abortion. They care about abortion and gay marriage. They care about The View. They are non-thinking.
Fans of The Rush Limbaugh Show, of which Lewis was a popular guest host, were treated to his take on Hurricane Katrina during one 2009 broadcast. “If you talk to real Americans, they think the mistake was a bunch of whiners down there. They don’t think we did too little in Katrina. They think people did not help themselves,” asserted Lewis. While politicians and the media gripe that not enough was done to aid the victims, he said, “the average Kentuckian says, ‘We did plenty. It was their fault.’”
And then there’s slavery, Lewis’s go-to analogy for whatever political topic is at hand. While guest hosting for Rush in November 2008, Lewis equated slavery with the taxation of rich people:
[T]his whole notion of taxing—taxing America’s labor—you know, I don’t know how else you describe what this sordid experience of slavery was when you take away somebody's ability to engage in the marketplace with the fruits of their labor. … During the times of slavery, we targeted black folks. Well, now I guess it’s OK to target wealthy folks. Either way, you're taking something that doesn’t belong to you.
More recently, in an update to his 2011 book on state’s rights (which we’ll get to in just a second), Lewis invoked slavery in criticizing the Supreme Court’s role in defining marriage:
In fact, if you really want to be quite frank about it, how does somebody else owning a slave affect me? It doesn’t. If I don’t think it is right, I won’t own one. And people always say, ‘Well, if you don’t want to marry somebody of the same sex, you don’t have to, but why tell somebody else they can’t.’ Uh, you know, if you don’t want to own a slave, don’t. But don’t tell other people they can’t.
As for slavery itself, Lewis’s book, Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States’ Rights, smacks Abraham Lincoln as the ultimate Big Government president, who used slavery as an excuse to go to war and prevent the secession of the South. As the book’s kicker, Lewis calls for a constitutional amendment allowing “any state to peaceably leave the union.”