Friday, May 13, 2005


by Ted Nugent

With all the yapping and hand wringing about Homeland Defense, I’m somewhat perplexed there hasn’t been more discussion about how average Americans can secure their country from terrorists, thugs and otherassorted human debris and scum. You heard it here first: homeland defense begins at home. It is each American’s responsibility to protect themselves and their families from those who want to perpetrate harm upon us. I could care less what the creep’s religious, political or ideological intentions are, or whether he simply wants to steal your Buick at gunpoint. A killer is a killer and they must be stopped. I pray the feds have the resources, intelligence, and commitment to exterminate terrorists around the world. I also pray the local cops have the same resources to lock up local punks who have instigated their own criminal jihad against law-abiding citizens. Pray as I might, I also adamantly believe each of us should be prepared to neutralize evil in its tracks whenever and wherever it may arize. Waiting for the feds or the cops to show up might be a death sentence - our death sentence. Crime reports, studies and honest cops will tell you that it is up to you to defend yourself and your loved ones against evil people. Fortunately, the majority of states allow their citizens to carry concealed weapons to do just that. Afterall, to be unarmed is to be helpless, and that's just irresponsible. Though the media won’t tell you this, law-abiding citizens use guns to thwart crime roughly two million times a year.

The media’s silence on these facts is condemnable. Instead of reporting the facts, the media whores engage in journalistic prostitution as it pertains to guns. They will 'report' or spin the story to meet their left-wing ideology that guns are evil, unnecessary instruments designed solely to kill other people. I’m sure two million people a year would beg to differ with the media’s overt dishonesty and unprofessional anti-gun agenda. The average American is much more likely to be the victim of a recidivistic punk who has a rap sheet a yard long than of a Muslim extremist. Therefore, it only stands to reason that we must be more vigilant to protect our homes and lives against the streetrats than the religious numbskulls who kill in the name of their evil gods. I’m not arguing that everyone run out and get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. First off, everyone is not going to do everything that makes sense all the time. Secondly, only those people who feel comfortable carrying a concealed weapon and who routinely practice with it should carry do so. There are literally millions of Americans who carry concealed weapons on a daily basis. The media has unabashedly tried to convince Americans that this practice is extremely dangerous, that ordinary Americans will shoot at each other in traffic, and that accidental shootings will far outway any benefit. Again, the media whores couldn’t be more wrong. The number of concealed carry permits that have been rescinded is literally minuscule, virtually a non-issue. There haven’t been shootouts between concealed carry holders as the media tried in vain to scare Americans into believing. Concealed carry permit holders haven’t shot the wrong guy. Concealed carry permit holders haven’t committed crimes. Instead, these conscientious Americans have made America a safer place to live, work and play. Isn’t that the goal of Homeland Defense? Americans need to be vigilant. We need to get to know our neighbors better. We need to become more involved in great programs such as Neighborhood Watch. We need to establish better relationships with our police departments. I support any effort that will truly assist in stopping the next terrorist or thug who wishes to bring harm to innocent, law-abiding Americans. I will never, however, support any effort that will make it easier for criminals to prey on innocent Americans because Sarah Brady doesn't believe in us to take care of ourselves. Homeland defense begins at home. There are millions of Americans each year that can attest to that. The heroic actions of these brave Americans need to be recognized, even celebrated, not hidden from the public view by the media, or worse, scorned. We have the legal right and a moral duty to protect our loved ones and ourselves. I don’t depend on anyone else for my family’s protection. That would be foolish, dangerous and cowardly. When I call 911 it will only be tell them to bring a dustpan and a broom. I shoot back, and depending on the circumstances, I’ll shoot first. You’re weird if you’ve got a problem with that. Good should live, evil should die. Make a stand America. Neutralize evil or get out of their way.


People quite often are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway!

If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway!

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway!

The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Think big anyway!

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway!

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway!

People really need help, but may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway!


You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by discouraging the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. -Abraham Lincoln

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