This was recently sent to me, and I realized that I agree 100% with every word...and then some.  I say..
BAD AMERICAN by Ted Nugent
Written by Ted Nugent, the rock singer and hunter/naturalist, upon hearing 
that California Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein denounced him for 
being a, "gun owner" and a, "Rock Star". This was his response after telling 
the senators about his past contributions to children's charities and 
scholarship foundations that have totaled more than $13.7 million in the last 
5 years!
I'm a Bad American - this pretty much sums it up for me. I like big trucks, 
big boats, big houses, and naturally, pretty women. I believe the money I 
make belongs to me and my family, and not some midlevel governmental 
functionary with a bad comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts 
squirting out babies. I don't care about appearing compassionate.
I think playing with toy guns doesn't make you a killer. I believe ignoring 
your kids and giving them Prozac might. I think I'm doing better than the 
homeless. I don't think being a minority makes you noble or victimized. I 
have the right to not be tolerant of others because they are different, weird 
or make me mad. This is my life to live, and not necessarily up to others' 
I know what SEX is and there are not varying degrees of it. I don't celebrate 
Kwanzaa. But if you want to that's fine; I just don't feel like everyone else 
should have to.
I believe that if you are selling me a Dairy Queen shake, a pack of 
cigarettes, or hotel room you do it in English. As of matter of fact, if you 
are an American citizen you should speak English. My uncles and forefathers 
shouldn't have had to die in vain so you can leave the countries you were 
born in to come disrespect ours, and make us bend to your will. Get over it. 
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry butt if you're running 
from them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word 
'freeze' or 'stop' in English, see the previous line. I don't use the excuse, 
"it's for the children" as a shield for unpopular opinions or actions. I know 
how to count votes and I feel much safer letting a machine with no political 
affiliation do a recount when needed.
I know what the definition of lying is, and it isn't based on the word, "is"- 
ever. I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you 
qualify for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans, etc., 
so you can open a hotel, 7-Eleven, trinket shop, or any thing else, while the 
indigenous peoples can't get past a high school education because they can't 
afford it. I didn't take the initiative in inventing the Internet. I thought 
the Taco Bell dog was funny. I want them to bring back safe and sane 
fireworks. I believe no one ever died because of something Ozzy Osbourne, 
Ice-T or Marilyn Manson sang, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to that 
crap from someone else's car when I'm stopped at a red light. But I respect 
your right to.
I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment than 
working at Blockbuster or Jack In The Box. I don't want to eat or drink 
anything with the words light, lite or fat-free on the package. Our soldiers 
did not go to some foreign country and risk their lives in vain and defend 
our Constitution so that decades later you can tell me it's a living document 
ever changing and is open to interpretation. The guys who wrote it were light 
years ahead of anyone today, and they meant what they said - now leave the 
document alone, or there's going to be trouble.
I don't hate the rich. I help the poor. I know wrestling is fake. I've never 
owned, or was, a slave and a large percentage of our forefathers weren't 
wealthy enough to own one either. Please stop blaming me because some prior 
white people were idiots - and remember tons of white, Indian, Chinese, and 
other races have been enslaved too - it was wrong for every one of them.
I believe a self-righteous liberal Democrat with a cause is more dangerous 
than a Hell's Angel with an attitude. I want to know exactly what church it 
is where the, "Reverend" Jessie Jackson preaches; and, what exactly is his 
job function.
I own a gun, you can own a gun, and any red blooded American should be 
allowed to own a gun, but if you use it in a crime, then you will serve the 
I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue 
to make more. If it makes you mad, then invent the next operating system 
that's better and put your name on the building. Ask your buddy who invented 
the Internet to help you.
I don't believe in hate crime legislation. Even suggesting it makes me mad. 
You're telling me that someone who is a minority, gay, disabled, another 
nationality, or otherwise different from the mainstream of this country has 
more value as a human being that I do as a white male. If someone kills 
anyone, I'd say that it's a hate crime. We don't need more laws! Let's 
enforce the ones we already have.
I think turkey bacon, turkey beef, turkey fake anything sucks. I believe that 
it doesn't take a village to raise a child - it takes a parent with the guts 
to stand up to the kid and spank his butt and say, "NO!" when it's necessary 
to do so. I'll admit the only movie that ever made me cry was Ole Yeller.
I didn't realize Dr. Seuss was a genius until I had a kid. I will not be 
frowned upon or be looked down upon or be made to keep silent because I have 
these beliefs and opinions. I thought this country allowed me that right. I 
will not conform or compromise just to keep from hurting somebody's feelings. 
I'm neither angry nor disenfranchised, no matter how desperately the 
mainstream media would like the world to believe otherwise.
Yes, I guess by some people's definition, I may be a Bad American.
But that's tough.
-Ted Nugent
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