Ted Nugent, political speakers headline ‘Constitution and Celebration Day’

Ted Nugent, political speakers headline 'Constitution and Celebration Day'

The Daily Reporter Attendance was lower than the estimated 600 organizer Jack Coleman had expected for what he termed “First Annual Constitution and Celebration Day” in Centreville, held on a closed-off M-86 north of the St. Joseph County courthouse. Ted Nugent and his wife, Shemane, spoke early at the 11 a.m. event which featuring various Michigan Republican candidates for elected office, including some from Alabama and Arkansas. Nugent said Michigan has joined New York, New Jersey, California and Illinois as “the most rotten, obnoxious, embarrassing states in the nation.” He said he was armed and carrying weapons under his right “to own and bear arms.” He called “that tyrant piece of s__ in Lansing” Gretchen Whitmer, Joe Biden’s favorite felon.” Those comments were part of his half-hour call to change those in government, whom, he said, are violating everyone’s constitutional rights. He urged the people to elect leaders who will not trample on those rights. Attendance thinned in the afternoon. Coleman, the Three Rivers candidate who lost in the Republican primary for Michigan House in 2020, sponsored and organized the event. Jon Rocha, a Portage Republican and former Western Michigan assistant football coach, plans to run against incumbent Fred Upton. He urged parents to fight school boards against mask mandates in schools and quarantines. “If they don’t listen, recall them,” Rocha said. “Get them out of there. They don’t deserve to teach our kids.” Berrien County commissioner Ezra Scott also asked for support against Upton. Both will have to […]

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