Conservative rock star Ted Nugent was deputized by local law enforcement at a Tea Party event in Wyoming in which he complained about America’s alleged post-World War II decline and women who do not enjoy hunting, Media Matters reported.
“We have bent over since World War II because we couldn’t believe that the universally celebrated good of America crushed the universally understood evil of J*ps and Nazis,” Nugent said during a 30-minute speech to members of the Big Horn Basin Tea Party. “We couldn’t believe that that government that represented us in good over evil could turn on us. They’ve turned on us.”
Nugent also accused hunters in Colorado of allowing “bureaucrats” to limit their Second Amendment rights, and challenged members of his audience to each “fix” 100 people and get them to vote for conservatives.
“If I hear another hunter tell me, ‘Man, I wish I could get my wife to support hunting,’ fix your wife,” Nugent said. “Fix her or replace her.”
Nugent and ex-Fox News contributor Paul Valley, a retired general who has called for making “citizens arrests” against President Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats, were deputized during the event by Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Blackburn.
Big Horn Radio Network reported that Blackburn and his department used seven official vehicles to provide personal security for Nugent, though Blackburn brushed off any potential criticism for his actions.
“If I am I am,” Blackburn was quoted as saying. “It’s my job. I pay $25 for the privilege. Have at ‘er.”
Watch some of Nugent’s remarks, as posted by Media Matters, below.