Ted Nugent was a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" on Tuesday (August 12). Asked by guest host Steve Malzberg about the upcoming California recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and his thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger's liberal beliefs, which include gun control and pro choice regarding abortion, Nugent said, "That doesn't disturb me, because it's early in the game right now. This recall is kind of a cluster, as they say in the military. But all I would recommend is that like everybody in the nation has to do right now, during this cultural war, and Arnold, if he wants to repair the horrible liberal ills of California, is to study that California state constitution, and identify the role of government because the California government has gone way beyond the American dream. The policies of giving to people who don't deserve anything and — and literally rewarding criminality as our immigration system just goes the way of the Dodo bird. Arnold's got a — a hell of a chore ahead of him, but I think he's got a start with the California State Constitution. And if a policy rings true to those guidelines, then it should go forward. If it's not articulated in the State Constitution, get it out of here. . . The gun-control issue, I think, is the tip of the spear. I just came back from Illinois. Where the laws, like California and in Massachusetts and in certainly a number of states with liberal control, is that retired heroes of law enforcement are not trusted to carry a gun, after they have served we the people all their lives, and put their lives on the line. I think the gun-control laws in California have to be examined, so that good people are not disarmed. And I think Arnold — once again, he's got to articulate those specifics. I would look at his gun control, his fiscal-policies. And certainly, he's done great things for kids in this state. But that's not the role of government. That should be private enterprise. And there should be an incentive. Those in the private sector should be encouraged to have programs for children. And have some type of tax break, if they help clean up the streets of that state. But that's not the role of government. So, we've to — to be careful how Arnold applies some of his humanitarian efforts, and whether that's the job of the government, or is the job of the citizens in the communities." Check out the entire transcript here.
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