DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Always one to produce a quote or two, Michigan’s own Ted Nugent appeared on The Alex Jones Show this week and spoke about what he thinks is wrong with the United States and what can be done to fix it.

Jones asked Nugent what he thinks Democratic lawmakers are “thinking up there” and shouldn’t they know that “they’re just wrecking the country and pissing people off?”

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Nugent responded with an analogy, saying that things would have been better if children were taught in school about Old Yeller and how to put a dog down when it becomes rabid.

“I don’t care why he’s foaming at the mouth, I don’t care how he got rabies, he’s rabid, get rid of the damn dog,” Nugent said. “When Old Yeller brings us slippers, give him a biscuit; when he foams at the mouth, you shoot him between the eyes. Any questions? You got to do it. America, you got to cleanse this country.”

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Nugent quickly followed up, saying that he obviously doesn’t want anyone to go out and shoot someone.

“No, I’m not talking about shooting anybody,” Nugent said. “I’m talking about dealing with an outrageous condition that is painful and traumatic and frustrating, but if you don’t face the beast, you’re dead, and that’s what’s going on.”

Nugent said that because Americans haven’t been taught self-sufficiency and “the instinct to self-preservation and self- defense with the utility of the second amendment” is why the United States is in such a “clusterwhack.”

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“These liberal Democrats are some strange, subhuman freaks that obviously subhuman freaks vote for,” Nugent said.