Propaganda: Second Amendment supporter and Republican Ted Nugent is a pedophile and draft dodger! He’s a bad person who should be shunned and ignored!
In the overall scheme of things, what progressives think of a 65-year old rock icon doesn’t matter much. But this is a good example of how the Left will take a set of facts and twist them until they bear no resemblance to reality. So, here goes…
Ted Nugent as “Pedophile”
Here’s the definition of pedophilia:
Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, generally age 11 years or younger, though specific diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13.
To support this claim, progressives trot out Pele Massa. Massa was a 17-year old Hawaiian girl. Note, she was 17 not prepubescent, not 11, not 13. Not only was she a willing participant but her parents gave Ted Nugent legal guardianship of Pele so they could be together.
So, no pedophilia. And a willing relationship with a 17-year old, sanctioned, legally, by the girl’s parents.
Actually, Massa was 3 years older than Priscilla Beaulieu – when Elvis Presley took her to bed.
Was it wise on Ted’s part? I don’t believe so. But I’m not a rock star. Was it legal? Absolutely.
Ted Nugent as Draft Dodger
Here is the definition of a draft dodger:
Draft Evasion is an intentional decision not to comply with the military conscription policies of one’s nation.
Ted Nugent registered for the draft and got a student deferment in 1969. When his student deferment ended, he received a 4-F designation as “mentally or medically unfit for service.” During the Viet Nam war, a war despised by the Left, 9,120,000 young men received the same deferments as did Nugent.
Nugent complied with all conscription policies, never left the United States, never failed to register or comply with any process related to the Draft.
Progressives are also fond of the story that Ted “crapped in his pants” to get his 4-F. You can’t get a 4-F by crapping in your pants. This ridiculous story stems from a joke Nugent made to High Times in 1977. Ted says the reason he failed his “fitness for duty” physical is he was doing meth. Which story sounds more likely to you? A rock musician failing his medical test as a result of drugs or failing it because of soiled underwear?
So, is The Motor City Madman a little intense, a little out there? You decide.
But he is not a pedophile. And he is not a Draft Dodger.
Bill Clinton, on the other hand? Here’s what Snopes says about Progressive Hero Bill Clinton’s Draft Evasion:
That Bill Clinton went to great lengths to avoid the Vietnam-era draft, that he used political connections to obtain special favors, and that he made promises and commitments he later failed to honor, are all beyond dispute.
Oh, look! A squirrel!