Ted Nugent, The Motor City Madman, made headlines this week after giving Republican voters a spirited pep talk at the National Rifle Association’s convention about the need for change within the Federal government this November.
Whether or not you enjoy “Uncle Ted’s” music or agree with his politics, if you are liberty-minded, you likely agree with his feelings about the way the Federal government is treating the Constitution:
If you don’t know that our government is wiping its ass with the Constitution, you’re living under a rock someplace. And that there’s a dead soldier, an airman, a marine, a seaman, hero of the military that just got his legs blown off for the U.S. Constitution—and we got a President and Attorney General who doesn’t even like the Constitution. We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who don’t believe in the Constitution. Does everybody here know that four of the Supreme Court justices not only determined you don’t have the right to keep and bear arms, four Supreme Court justices signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense? That sounds like a stoned hippie. That doesn’t sound like a Supreme Court anything.
Nugent urged attendees to do everything in their power to convince people to vote for Mitt Romney and against President Barack Obama so that the United States does not become a “suburb of Indonesia.” The musician-turned-conservative activist also promised that he will be “dead or in jail” this time next year if Obama is re-elected.
Nugent is being criticized by the liberal website Right Wing Watch for saying that in the spirit of Americans’ historical penchant for defiance against tyranny, voters should “ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”