If Ted Nugent wasn’t saying something you wanted to hear would you be listening

Like so many speakers being quoted and researched by our media, many of them is truly not worth the ink and the paper but every once in a while, someone comes along and it appears that since they speak to only a select group, the larger group feels compelled to listen.  How sad is that?  One such person is the famed rocker Ted Nugent.  His latest rants have been mostly about Barack Obama and how bad of a president that he makes.  His rants keep him in the news and keeps him relevant because someone has to pay him to speak so it is truly not much about whether he convinces anyone  and only about padding his bank account or simply paying his bills.  He can’t make a living selling records anymore but like all of us, he has to eat so he does that which many wish to pay him to do.  God bless his little imperfect soul but when it comes to his mention of the military or talking going to war, knowing that he will never be out there to dodge one bullet, for me, he just crossed the line.  Consider his history.

Ted Nugent was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Marion Dorothy and Warren Henry Nugent. Nugent's father was an Army staff sergeant, and he was raised in a very strict household. He moved to Palatine, Illinois, as a teenager, and has two brothers: John and Jeffrey, and a sister, Kathy. Raised Catholic, Nugent has mentioned his ties with the Christian faith many times during interviews, and has stated that he regularly attends church. He attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois and William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois, where he dropped out his freshman year.  In a 1977 High Times article, Nugent stated that he took crystal meth and defecated in his pants in order to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. Nugent reaffirmed this in a 1990 interview with Detroit Free Press, stating that "...a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine." In other interviews, Nugent has denied this claim, stating that he dodged the draft by enrolling at Oakland Community College to get a student deferment. However, his Selective Service classification record shows ratings of 1-Y and 4-F for 1969 and 1972 respectively, indicating ineligibility for military service under established physical, mental, or moral standards, rather than student deferment.

So someone please tell me why this person’s thoughts on a subject where he just might have taken extraordinary steps to avoid is so important that he gets top billing.  I could be wrong but the only reason I can think of is when Ted Nugent speaks, you want to listen and therefore you think that we all should listen.  The question then becomes, is Ted Nugent secretly telling you something that you wish to secretly share with us?  Is the words that exits his mouth, those very same words you speak but only in your mind?  I got to ask because only by asking will we ever truly know and yes, I want to hear what you have to say.


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