December 4, 2013 | « back

By: Ted Nugent

Politics is the art of compromise, so they say.

In the interest of mending the tattered bridges between the political parties and doing my best to unite our country, my vote is that we strike a deal, a Grand Compromise if you will.

My recommended Grand Compromise is this: Yours truly, the humble MotorCity Madman, NRA Board of Directors member, leading gun-rights spokesman and prospective presidential candidate in 2016, will support and champion closing the so-called gun-show loophole if the anti-gun left wing will support closing the federal voting loophole.

Left-wing anti-gun adherents believe closing the so-called gun-show loophole will be a big step forward in making America safer. While I don’t believe this for a Mayor Bloomburg smoke-free, fat-free gun-hating second, I’m willing to lead a charge for closing this “loophole” if the left wing, say Piers Morgan or Michael Moore, will agree to promoting and advocating closing what many hardworking and taxpaying Americans believe to be a federal voting loophole.

The federal voting loophole is this: People who pay no federal income taxes are allowed to vote in federal elections. Arguably, this is a “loophole” since these voters have no federal income tax flesh in the game.

The producers who pay more than our fair share believe that it is grossly unfair for those who pay no federal income taxes to be able to vote in federal elections determining how other Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars are spent.

The voting “loophole” needs to be closed in order to restore fairness in federal elections. Closing this loophole will not prohibit people who pay no federal income taxes from voting in local, county and state elections – only federal elections. That’s reasonable and fair.

Those Americans who are prohibited from voting in federal elections can once again vote in federal elections when they have paid federal income taxes for three consecutive years.

In return for closing the federal voting loophole, I will fight to ensure the GOP agrees to support closing the so-called gun-show loophole, which means that anyone who wants to buy a firearm at a gun show will have a background conducted on him or her prior to being sold a gun, even between private citizens.

Supporting the closing of the supposed gun-show loophole is a big pill for me and other gun-rights champions to swallow, but I’m willing to do it even at the expense of being voted off the NRA’s Board of Directors and being condemned and scorned by gun owners and other freedom advocates.

I like to think the Grand Compromise is mighty presidential of me. Reaching a compromise such as this will make both sides of the political spectrum happy. I have other compromises that I’m in the process of developing that will unite and move the country forward.

Mr. Obama talks the talk, but when it comes down to brass tacks he’s largely unwilling to compromise. I will walk the walk. How about it Piers Morgan or Michael Moore? You guys in or just bloviating left-wing hacks?

I’m not holding my breath, but come on, let’s get it on. We have a country to save.