Do You Agree With Fort Knox's Decision To Cancel Ted Nugent's Performance From Their Annual Summer Concert?
The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/04/30 22:42:40
Fort Knox has decided to cancel Ted Nugent’s appearance at their annual summer concert scheduled for June 23rd at the Kentucky military base. They posted this announcement to their Facebook page on Thursday Afternoon. Nugent was slated to open for REO Speedwagon, and Styx. However, after hearing his recent public comments regarding President Obama in front of NRA supporters when he claimed he would be “dead or in jail” this time next year if President Obama was granted a second term.
Although the Secret Service cleared the “Motor City Madman” of any perceived threats toward the President, Fort Knox leadership still decided to cancel his performance to the installation. When asked about the cancellation Nugent referred to it as an “insult” and maintains that he was exercising his First Amendment right to Freedom of speech.
Nugent told the Associated Press “To think that there’s a bureaucrat in the United States Army that would consider the use or abuse of First Amendment rights in determining who is going to perform at an Army base is an insult and defiles the sacrifices of those heroes who fought for the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights.” Nugent still insists that his remarks were never intended as threats to The President or any member of his Administration.
This situation has sparked heated rhetoric from both sides of the controversy. Nugent supporters claim that the decision seems dubious considering that when the army chooses it entertainers they choose acts who let their partisanship be known. Such acts like Ludacris whose song “Politics as usual” makes references to George W. Bush as “mentally handicapped” and says John McCain “Don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed.” Nugent supporters also cite that Uncle Teddy is an avid supporter of the troops, and that freedom of speech was one of the very things that our military fought for. Supporters of The Armies decision claim that the military is an apolitical organization, and anyone who threatens a U.S. President like that should not be allowed on any military installation in any capacity regardless of political affiliation.
According to Fort Knox officials Nugent will be replaced by classic rock group Blue Oyster Cult. The army has said that they will grant requests for refunds in light of their decision to replace the opening act.
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