Ted Nugent, VOCAL DEFENDER OF FREEDOM, Also Dodged The Draft During Vietnam

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Ted Nugent is well known for his outspoken defense of the U.S. Constitution, specifically the Second Amendment. Some might call his outspokenness exuberance or enthusiasm, others call it radical or retarded. Personally, I think the guy is an attention starved asshole who, even if his heart is in the right place, needs to shut up because he makes rational Second Amendment proponents look bad.

It turns out though, that Ted Nugent, DEFENDER OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND AMERICAN FREEDOM, is actually a hypocritical, loud-mouthed, fuckstick who uses the troops, the flag, and the Second Amendment to boost his own popularity. So you’re on the side of freedom, Ted? Then please, if you will, explain this:

The 64-year-old musician, now a vocal gun advocate and member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors, avoided toting around an M14 thanks to a series of military deferments that allowed him to dodge the draft, according to Selective Service System records.

In August 1969, Nugent took his draft physical and was rejected for service. He was classified as 1-Y, indicating that he was qualified for service only in time of a national emergency. The 1-Y classification was usually issued to candidates saddled with significant medical or mental issues.

In interviews, Nugent has provided varying accounts of how he avoided a seat on a troop transport to Southeast Asia. In a 1977 High Times interview, he claimed to have stopped bathing a month before his draft physical, adding that he showed up for the exam with pants “crusted” with urine and feces. “I was a walking, talking hunk of human poop,” recalled Nugent.

No, Ted, I think what you meant to say is that you were, and are, a giant piece of shit.

Nugent also admitted to taking meth so as to further harm his body in his ultimately successful attempt to fail the draft physical.

Nugent took the pants-shitting, meth-snorting route, which might be third only to shooting yourself in the foot and fleeing to Canada on the scale of “How Big of An American Pussy Am I?” after running out of all other options to avoid the draft. He was first deferred thanks to high school and college enrollment, both of which are obvious and acceptable reasons to be excluded from the draft. However at this point it’s debatable that Nugent enrolled in college, a junior college by the way, for any other reason than to avoid the draft.

Five weeks after the exam, Nugent received his 1-Y deferment on October 7, 1969. Nugent’s 1-Y deferment remained in effect until 1972, when the classification was abolished. He was then reclassified as 4-F, which covered registrants not qualified for military service.

In his High Times interview, Nugent recalled his glee at evading the chance to defend his country (though he mixed up the 1-Y and 4-F deferments). “And in the mail I got this big juicy 4-F,” he said. “They’d call dead people before they’d call my ass.”

Nugent fondly, proudly even, recalls the time he actively avoided fighting for the country he supposedly loves so much. That’s not at all appalling. But hey, at least he waves his flag really hard. That’s got to count for something, right? No? Yeah, I figured. Oh Ted you shameless dickbag.

I honestly don’t know what to say other than, “Fuck you Ted Nugent.” You are a phony to the highest degree, though it shouldn’t surprise anyone that those who shout the loudest are often the most fraudulent.

I understand that Vietnam was not a popular war, and that being a musician (or aspiring musician) meant you probably ran with quite the liberal, anti-war crowd in those days, but does that excuse this nearly unfathomable level of hypocrisy? Absolutely not. People can change, and maybe Nugent has, but be known for and more importantly profit from your patriotism and love of country while keeping this secret tucked away is absolutely disgusting.

Ted Nugent. What an asshole.

[via The Smoking Gun]

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Bacon is Director of Video Content and a Senior Writer for Total Frat Move, Rowdy Gentleman, and Post Grad Problems. He is a graduate, without honors, from the University of Missouri. His fake best-selling novel series, The Frat Romance Novel, has been self-described as a "pioneering achievement in satirical erotica." Bacon is originally from St. Louis, and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He still has not admitted to his family what he does for a living, and is prone to having wet nightmares ever since losing his virginity in a haunted house. Email: rob@grandex.co

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  1. 75
    Sam Malon

    Ya know what? Not even gonna hate on the guy, he’s done way to much to help Veterans to hold that against him. When I was on my way to boot camp out at San Diego, we had a lay over at Fort Worth, Texas. As we were going through security for the 50th fucking time, who happened to be standing off to the side cheering all us poolees on? Mr. Ted Fucking Nugent. He had learned from one of the stewardesses (Air Waitresses) that a bunch of future Marines were going through the terminal and decided to great us warmly. The guy was funny as shit and we almost missed our flight because he was shaking our hands and posing for pics all around. Good guy.

    Oh and fuck Bacon.

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    FreedomandFratting

    Bacon, this article is absolute shit. Everyone knows Nugent is a crazy person. If draft dodging during the Vietnam war makes one unpatriotic, then I believe you will find a long list of politicians who are not so patriotic. Dick Cheney and Bill Clinton are on that list just to name drop.

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      Bacon

      Yeah except Clinton was off going to law school and being a Rhodes Scholar, not crapping his pants and doing meth. Clinton was off being productive, Nugent wasn’t doing anything. You really don’t understand the difference? Really

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      Poop Dickerson

      Fucking commie. Whether you believe vietnam was a puppet state for china/soviet union or it was just a civil war that we had no business being a part of, that fact still remained, China/USSR was fueling the north’s army. We were at war with Communism, not a country. If we did nothing we would look weak and entice further revolutions in other countries. Its similar to how democracy is spreading in the middle east right now. The war still is not over. Ill tell you what though, we are fucking winning…

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    FAFrican American

    Lots of people with money dodged the draft. It wasn’t just liberals doing it. The better educated and economically advantaged could obtain deferments through loopholes or technicalities easier. Therefore back then, draft dodging was the frat thing to do. Face the facts.

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  4. 17
    Uncle Slam 1776

    Bacon what the fuck have you ever done?

    You’re the real hypocrite, slamming Nugent while you are just a preppy rich fuck who has never and will never be in the armed forces

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      Bacon

      I don’t claim to have ever done anything. But I’ve also never been asked to serve the country and then done everything in my power to avoid it despite having no reasonable excuse to. Do you really not understand the difference?

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      oobadah

      My dad was drafted and fought in Vietnam and thinks Ted is one smart motherfucker. Nothing glorious or patriotic about going into a shit hole we have no reason of being in and then seeing your best friends get blown to pieces.

      Seriously fuck this article and trying to call Ted Nugent out he has done plenty for our troops. Bacon you praise America and our troops in plenty of your articles but I highly doubt you would put up any less of a fight to avoid a draft then Ted did.

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      FraturdayNightFever

      Bacon has never and never will be in the armed services. Much like Ted Nugent, except he didn’t actively avoid it and then talk all the time about how much he loves America.

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    AlcoholEnthusiast

    I’d disagree. Draft’s are generally argued to be unconstitutional, especially the way the Vietnam era draft was handled, so by dodging it he was staying in line with his hard line constitutional views. Take into account that Vietnam was a stupid fucking place that we really shouldn’t have gotten involved in in the first place, I don’t blame the guy for dodging the draft. Our military should always be an all volunteer military. Forcing people to fight for something they aren’t willing to risk their lives for is fairly un-American. However if you desert after making a commitment, then you are without a doubt, a pussy.

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      Jon M Fratsman

      I…really hope you are not in law school or in any way pursuing a career in interpreting the law. The only people that would argue a draft to be unconstitutional are liberals and those unable to read English.

      Before you say something about “but the 13th Amendment prohibits servitude”, take a look at Article 1, Section 8, Enumerated powers of Congress: “to raise and support Armies…” and “to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States…”

      Not to mention that the entire purpose of the Selective Service system (for which you registered when you turned 18) is to ensure that the draft could easily and efficiently come back if the country needed it to and if Congress found it necessary. It is 100% constitutional.

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      Bacon

      He also proudly dodged the draft via pathetic and disgusting means so that he could live as a drifting hippie. Ted Nugent does nice things for the troops, that’s fine and good (although he also makes money off of them). But Ted Nugent also refused to serve. He didn’t ELECT not to serve, as you and I do, he REFUSED to serve when called upon to do so.

      As far as him supporting the Second Amendment goes, he hurts the cause, end of story. He is to Second Amendment proponents what that one brother you initiated and love for whatever reason, but can’t bring around when rush is going on because he’ll scare everyone away, is to your fraternity.

      If the topic of this article doesn’t interest you then it’s because you’re probably pretty stupid. This is absolutely intriguing hypocrisy.

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      Virginia Gentleman

      Bacon is it fair to judge the man so harshly for decisions he made as a 17/18/19 year old over 30 years ago? This revelation seems to be troubling you far too much. Is your quarrel with Nugent about the draft dodging, as reported by the High Times, or the ways he tries to support the Second Amendment? They are separate issues and I think it’s best that you treat them as such.

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      FraturdayNightFever

      I’m not a big fan of Ted Nugent, so it’s possible he’s done a lot of stuff to help the country, but if you wouldn’t mind naming some of it that would help.

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      INFratter

      Ya we can judge him because he talked about it in an interview and seemed proud of it. Which is real shitty. And who cares if they’re separate issues? who wants to read two articles about ted nugent’s douchieness?

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    ATX0476

    Usually a big fan Bacon… but come on man, seriously? “Lets rip a conservative leaning guy since no other media outlets seem to do that”… Why don’t you write some articles on Obama and other radical leftist figures. This is TFM… if I wanted some left wing critique of Nugent I could turn on MSNBC. If you wanna write about Vietnam maybe look into the fact Obama’s political career started in the house of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

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    • 0
      Bacon

      This has nothing to do with politics, it has to do with hypocrisy. Disliking Ted fucking Nugent doesn’t make you a liberal or supportive of liberals. I think Ted Nugent is an idiot. He did something EXTREMELY idiotic and hypocritical, I pointed it out. It’s absurd to think I did it for any “liberal” reason. I did it because it was fascinating and hilarious and ironic.

      The only reason Obama doesn’t get ripped more in columns or news stories on this site is because it’d be beating an extremely dead horse.

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      LEGENwaitforitDARY

      ^^ If you can’t rip apart your own political party, then that makes you a sheep to the Republican Party. Clearly we (as a party) have flaws, just like Democrats do. The only difference is that all Democrats are butt buddies that always agree with each other no matter what the circumstances, while us Republicans have the balls to speak out against our own people. Learn the difference and become better informed.

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      ATX0476

      ^ You clearly missed my point, douche.

      ^^Bacon. Understandable. But, I guess hearing about “dumb conservatives” feels redundant considering I can’t escape it from professors and mainstream media on a daily basis… I’d rather not see it on this site. That was all I was saying.

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      Evan24

      Bill Ayers was a radical when Obama was 8. If you think Ayers was still a radical when he worked with obama, you are a misinformed idiot who makes Conservatives look like trash.

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