If you follow me at all, be it here at Forward Progressives, my page Right Off A Cliff or both—it’s no secret that I loath Ted Nugent. To me this man epitomizes what it is to be a scumbag and a coward.
This is a man who champions himself a “patriot,” a “true American,” someone who wants this country to be “more Constitutional.” But what is he really?
Well, he’s a hypocrite, a coward and draft dodger. There are a few 4 letter words I could use too, but I’ll refrain.
But like many right-wing radicals, his love for our Constitution only extends to those rights which he chooses to agree with. He’s mostly known for his adamant support for our Second Amendment. However, he always seems to leave out the first part of our Second Amendment—you know that whole “well regulated” phrase.
Yet, you just knew good ol’ Teddy would have to chime in on the Boston Marathon bombings. While I haven’t read any, because I haven’t looked, I’m sure somewhere Nugent has a comment where he spun this tragedy into some kind of support for gun rights.
You know what, let me go find out really quick…
Oh, yup, there it is. That didn’t take long. Nugent comparing the response of the first responders just after the bombs went off to the NRA’s stance against gun regulations. Because that’s exactly the same thing, right?
Ted Nugent commented soon after the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling for a public hanging on the Fourth of July in Boston. He followed that with an attack on our judicial system and a call for justice “like we had 150 years ago.”
You folks know what “justice” was like 150 years ago, right? Slavery, the public lynchings of those slaves, the genocide of Native Americans, the denial of a woman’s right to vote— you get the idea.
But yes, that’s what Ted Nugent is calling for. A quick, reckless trial which would see this person hung, in public, by July 4, 2013.
Mr. I Will Fight Till My Death Defending My Second Amendment Rights and for a Constitutional America, wants to basically ignore our: Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments (because apparently he doesn’t feel Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is an American citizen) by calling for a public hanging in Boston within 60 days.
I guess that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing doesn’t matter to Mr. Nugent. Though I’m not advocating that this guy is innocent–he’s basically admitted he and his brother did it–but as a citizen he’s provided certain rights that we can not ignore simply because of the nature of this attack.
But Ted Nugent is not the only hypocritical Republican on this issue either. Quite a few conservative politicians, and many more GOP supporters, have called for treating him as an “enemy combatant,” not an American citizen—even though he is an American citizen.
So, once again, those most vocal about protecting our Constitutional rights are often the first to seek their violation whenever a circumstance which they disagree with presents itself.
And once again, Ted Nugent proves that he’s nothing more than a babbling buffoon and a gun nut. Someone who refused to bathe for a month (while also defecating on himself) to avoid fighting for his country in Vietnam, and someone who will gladly trample on our Constitution any time it protects someone, or something, he disagrees with. Such a patriot!