“Left Rant Fever” Ted Nugent, Free Speech and the Left
We now know that the Secret Service has found no illegality in Ted Nugent’s statement that if President Obama is re-elected, “I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” As I stated here Wednesday, “Ted Nugent will NOT be prosecuted for anything by anyone as a result of this statement.” Uncle Ted’s rhetorical flourish was taken out of context from a 25 minute interview about issues of interest to Patriotic Americans. The result was a left-wing propaganda video which went viral thanks to the intellectual shortcomings of our lefty adversaries. Even that three minute video did NOT in fact contain any illegal speech. Ted’s statement was free speech entirely protected by the First Amendment.
However, the greater issue is that the left presented Ted’s statement as being an illegal threat against the president because they disagree with Ted’s political views in general. Demonize the messenger in an attempt to demonize the message. Moreover, the mainstream media was all-too-quick in jumping onto the Anti-Ted bandwagon. I wonder how many of those talking heads and purported journalists actually listened to the FULL UNEDITED interview before commenting on that single isolated sentence.
Sadly, the NRA has elected to take the FULL UNEDITED video off their website. This organization which claims to defend our 2nd amendment rights apparently doesn’t feel as strongly about Ted’s 1st Amendment rights. The NRA folded like a cheap imported lawn chair.
I have found the FULL UNEDITED audio of that interview, it also runs about 25 minutes. The statement at issue is within the first six minutes. I watched the the whole video before it was removed by the NRA. I have also listened the the audio that I found and find it to be a true, accurate and UNEDITED copy of the full interview. I strongly recommend you all listen to the entire audio. (link below) We must be ever vigilant against these left wing loons who would suppress our right to engage in political discourse. God Bless the United States, God Bless our Troops and God Bless Ted Nugent.