I see the Secret Service (whose first responsibility is to protect the President) is going after rock star Ted Nugent for making inflammatory statements concerning President Obama.

Nugent, famous for his outspoken support for the Second Amendment, and his hunting and firearms passion, frequently and publically expresses his loathing towards Mr. Obama and the Democrat Party. Hundreds of millions of other Americans share his opinion, and hope that, come November, Obama will be removed from office.

But Nugent’s opinions are hardly nuanced. He makes his point with fervor and a sense of urgency, saying that in November he would either be dead or in jail if Obama is re-elected. Knowing something about his stage personality, most reasonable people understand that he is employing some of his characteristic hyperbole.

Ted Nugent is not a criminal. He is a patriot in the vein of Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, both of whom loved guns and weren’t afraid of speaking truth to power.

Obama has loosed the dogs on Nugent who is now threatened with criminal sanctions for his words. He has become a selective target of the thought police, a protruding nail which government seeks to hammer into the floorboards.
Why hasn’t government sought to investigate real thugs like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhhan, whose adult lives have been spent in inciting racial and ethnic hatred? Sharpton, and friends like Jesse Jackson and Reverend Wright, have shameless reputations for spreading racial violence through fraud and for self promotion.

Farrakhhan is in a class by himself. Listening to his raging, diabolical execrations of everything non-Muslim makes the rest of us take note. He hates America (as does the “Reverend” Wright), hates all white people, hates Christianity, and is a supporting friend of all America’s enemies. He implies death to the president (whom he sees as a traitor to Blacks and Muslims) and publically threatens death to Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and a host of others. Yet, this foaming-at-the-mouth madman is free from government scrutiny. He certainly doesn’t have to fear our Attorney General, much less the Secret Service.

But “Nuge” has to watch his step. Tomorrow he has to meet with the Secret Service to explain his anti-Obama words. He’ll probably serve-up some fresh venison. Wish I could be there.

Today the world seethes with hatred of every kind, particularly racial and ethnic hate. We never seem to run out of bad guys and always seem to be short of good guys. Ted Nugent is one of the good guys, and I wish him well. He should know that he is not alone.