Ted Nugent has built himself up to be a conservative icon, appealing to the gun-toting crowd. He is held up by a lot of conservatives in Congress as a conservative American hero. However, he was a draft dodger.
In in interview with High Times Magazine in 1977, Ted Nugent stated:
“I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin’ and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin’ kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I’d drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.”
Nugent himself later stated that he made this all up.
My conclusion: Nugent does whatever is good for him and him only, and values, convictions, character and integrity come later – if convenient to his current desired outcome.
Give me better heroes.