[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Legendary rock star Ted Nugent called out the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a crude act of political correctness, blasting the charity for crushing the final dreams of a dying kid whose last wishes included going on a legal hunting trip.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]In Nugent’s column in WND, he notes that there is only one disease worse than cancer, the disease the 15-year-old boy, Adam, was dying from, and that is “the self-inflicted curse of political correctness.”
“Adam was a hunter, a fisherman and a gungho outdoorsman, so before his time was up he wanted one more hunt to take with him to the big spirit campfire in the sky.
In my estimation, there is only one disease worse than cancer, and that would be the self-inflicted curse of political correctness. And if you want to know just how soulless, mindless and heartless those that have chosen this curse can be, I give you the Make A Wish Foundation, which denies dying children’s last wish for legal hunting trips.
Isn’t that special.
To think that the insanity of the animal-rights and anti-hunting freaks have actually tainted this otherwise wonderful charity is an indictment on our society as a whole.”
The always fearlessly outspoken Nugent contends that Make-A-Wish does do “God’s work” and is an “otherwise wonderful charity” in many ways, but that the organization has been tainted by the “insanity of animal-rights and anti-hunting freaks,” and describes denying a “child’s request for a hunt is indescribably rotten and heartless.”
“Shame on them. Shame on them all,” Nugent seemingly shouted from his pen.
Nugent explains that he has taken more than a dozen terminally ill kids on their last hunting trip over the years, usually through the Hunt Of A Lifetime Foundation.
Anti-Second Amendment Make-A-Wish denying these types of requests is nothing new for the organization, In 1996, the organization succumbed to political correctness by banning any last wishes involving firearms. Hunt Of A Lifetime was founded as a response to Make-A-Wish’s discrimination.
“The worse day of hunting is always better than the best day of anything else, but until you share a campfire with a kid facing imminent death, you cannot imagine the special energy and spirit of those flames,” Nugent contended.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Fortunately for dying Adam, Nugent was there to take him on his final hunt. Nugent explained:
“Hunting in full-moon heat, we were getting frustrated with no game sightings, and Adam was getting weaker by the day.
After a special lunchtime prayer and Bible reading, we gave it one more shot, and lo and behold, a small band of wild aoudad sheep were sighted far off on a hilltop.
Adam valiantly manipulated his aluminum walker and made a perfect sniper shot on a fine sheep.
We drove as close as possible to the ram, but it was then that Adam pushed aside his walker and said, “I can do this on my own,” as he crawled over the harsh rocky slope to his last kill.
No one said a word, not a dry eye to be found.
Celebratory photos and handshakes went on for a while, and we loaded up the ram for skinning and butchering.
Adam died a short while later, and the amazing spirit of this young man and that of all those amazing kids remain alive inside me to this day.
Like life, hunting is pure, and those of us that know and understand the Spirit of the Wild need no explanation for why dying kids want to hunt one last time before they go on.”
Make-A-Wish contends that they instituted the policy to somehow protect the welfare of the dying children making the requests.