Flag Burning Political Stunt

This post was written by marc on June 14, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

It’s an election year and the Republicans are dragging out their second election year political stunt to further curtail our rights with a flag desecration amendment. What does this mean? All they have to do it print a flag on anything they don’t want debated to make it an act of flag desecration. If Republicans want to support and honor the flag they should pass a law requiring that all flags be made in America. I find it offensive to see Republicans posturing behind a flag that is made in Communist China.

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My buddy, who isnt internet savy, asked me to blog his letter that was printed in the Chicago Tribune Thursday, June 8th. Please feel free to reproduce in it’s entirety. Here it is:

Dear Editor:

Another picture of Ted Nugent posing with America’s military heroes as if he’s one of them? Evidently he’s since changed his crusty, urine-soaked pants that he wore to his draft board physical or the National Guardsmen would have been posing with their military issued gas masks.
Nugent claims he’s paid his dues for avoiding the Vietnam draft. How so? By playing his guitar and getting rich while over 58,000 men bled and died for his right to wave his guns around?
Lacking the courage that even conscientious objectors exhibited, he bragged to the Detroit Free Press in 1990 that… “30 days before his draft board physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but Vienna Sausages and Pepsi; and a week before his draft board physical, he stopped using bathrooms altogether, virtually living inside pants caked with his own excrement stained by his own urine.”
Nugent’s flag-waving rhetoric won’t change what he did. I’m sure the military men and women with whom he frequently poses are unaware of Nugent’s cowardice. As a Vietnam veteran I am not swayed by his pathetic justification for his hypocrisy.
Why do the country music stations continue to attack the Dixie Chicks and Jane Fonda while Nugent is idolized as a patriot? Jane Fonda and the Dixie Chicks have more guts and cleaner panties than this phony has-been.

Tony Nozzi
(PS ive never blogged, so if im screwing anything up, i apologize)

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Written By jon B on June 16th, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

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