During a recent interview with the Broward-Palm Beach New Times
, outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent
was asked the question: "If [Republican presidential candidate Mitt
were a rock band, what band would that be? [And how about President Barack
"Out and out politicians are anathema to rock and roll, so I hesitate to attempt to connect the two," Nugent
replied. "But on important issues, I am saddened to admit that Obama
represents everything bad about humanity and Romney
pretty much all that is good. It is really that stark."
Asked about his involvement with Knife Rights
— the organization which is dedicated to providing knife and edged tool owners an effective voice to influence public policy and to oppose efforts to restrict the right to own, use and carry knives and edged tools — Nugent
said, "The right to self-defense is secondary to the pure righteous instinct to self-defense. Historically, monster freedom crushing tyrants, kings, emperors, despots, and evil slavedrivers denied mankind of such basic God-given rights, and this sacred experiment in self-government is based on refusing to give any of them up ever again."
He continued, "I saw the curse of apathy metastasize across this great country and the horrific attempt of evil politicians to infringe on these sacred rights through this increasingly opening door. I decided early on that we the people have a moral bound duty to remain engaged and halt those daring to infringe.
"Freedom is not free and due diligence and vigilance is the only way to safeguard it. If a man is forced to be unarmed and helpless, you are at the mercy of evil, and that simply does not compute to conscientious, thinking people, so we stand and fight."