We may have freedom of speech in this country, but there's at point at which you can go too far, which Ted Nugent has so blatantly demonstrated for us as of late. Now the U.S. Army has stepped up to show him that there are repercussions when you go throwing around hate-filled rhetoric that gets perilously close to threatening our nation's president.
Scheduled to perform a June 23 concert at Ft. Knox along with Styx and REO Speedwagon, yesterday the Army put the kibosh on his appearance. In a post on the base's Facebook page, the leadership posted their reasons for not allowing the "Motor City Madman" (as he calls himself) to perform there:
After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation. Army Entertainment and the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation remain committed to carrying out the June 23 concert, and the possibility exists that a replacement will be selected.
I'm so glad to see someone take action after his hateful remarks that included things like him saying he would be "dead or in jail" if President Barack Obama were re-elected. I don't care which side of the aisle you're on politically; people who express these kinds of extremist views in such a hateful way are poison to our country. It's one thing not to agree with our president, but it's another to tell attendees to go home and recruit "everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration ... wiping its ass with the Constitution."
While the Secret Service may consider the issue "resolved," it's good to see Nugent being punished where it will hurt him the most -- by dimming the spotlight in which he clearly wants to be. Besides any profits he'll lose, the best thing we can do to make him go away is take away his stage. I just wonder why the Army ever thought it was a good idea to invite him in the first place.
Are you glad to see the Army cancel Ted Nugent's performance?
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