Bad news: President Obama will not deport @PiersMorgan (chuckle)

Posted by: ST on January 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Darn it:

The White House defended Morgan’s First Amendment right to free speech regarding the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

The White House officially responded to a petition to deport Piers Morgan on Wednesday by defending the CNN anchor’s right to free speech regarding the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

“Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First,” White House press secretary Jay Carney wrote in the response. “Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment — or any other matter of public concern.”

Morgan tweeted in response, “President Obama has officially decided I am NOT being deported.”

The White House has promised to officially respond to any petition that garners more than 25,000 signatures on its We the People website. The petition to deport Morgan, a U.K. citizen and CNN anchor, has almost 110,000 signatures. Carney, in his response, thanked signers for “participating” by speaking out on the White House petition site.

As I wrote in a prior post on the petition to deport Morgan, I suspect most of the people who signed it weren’t literally trying to get him thrown out – but instead just wanted to send him a strong message that his anti-American messages (he said in December that the Constitution was “basically, inherently flawed” – along with the Bible)  weren’t welcomed, nor would they be tolerated sitting down.  If the message has been received, you’d never know it, because Morgan’s ignorant, fascistic anti-gun blather hasn’t stopped, and in fact has gotten worse.

Fine. That’s his right. But we also have the right to counter what he says.  That is if he’s not going to start on a mission to  ‘amend’ the First Amendment as well …

In related news, it sounds like Morgan has an ally in his war on the Second Amendment: MSDNC’s Ed Schultz (I know, you’re surprised – right?).  Here’s what Schultz said about the 2A yesterday, where he piled on the stupid (bolded emphasis added by me):

Schultz admitted he is sportsman and has used firearms himself. But he argued that the Constitution is “archaic” with regards to firearms.

“I’m a sportsman,” he continued. “I’ve hunted for over 35 years. Do I look like a guy who wants to see my firearms and my freedoms being taken away? No, of course not. But there are sensible laws. You know, we’re right now operating on a document that is archaic in many ways. The Constitution in the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms — they didn’t have machine guns back then, and they didn’t have high-capacity clips back then. They had muskets. And the Constitution has latitude for us to move on this, because society has changed, attitudes have changed, technology and manufacturing has changed. And the death on our streets in this country [has] changed. And we need to do something about it.”

Morgan himself has made similar ridiculous “arguments” about how the 2A revolved around muskets and the like – and was promptly put in his place by author Carol Roth:

Watching Morgan get his posterior kicked all over Twitter has been both amusing and instructional.  It began when the CNN host decided to stick up for NBC sportscaster Bob Costas and his gun-control sucker punch on “Sunday Night Football.”  Morgan said, via Twitter: “The 2nd Amendment was devised with muskets in mind, not high-powered handguns & assault rifles. Fact.”

It’s always cute when someone tries to make colossal ignorance look authoritative by putting the word “fact” at the end.  Does CNN have anyone who doesn’t think like a teenager?

Morgan was prompty set upon by author Carol Roth, who pointed out that the Second Amendment “was devised for people to be able to protect themselves with the same type of weaponry used by those from whom they might need protection.”  (Expanded, as with all quotes in this post, from Twitter contractions, in the interests of readability.)

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Morgan’s answer to Roth set up one of the greatest intellectual smackdowns in Internet history: “Where exactly does it say that in the Constitution – must have missed it?”

Roth lowered the boom: “Right next to the word ‘muskets.’”

Heh.

Gotta watch out for these “the Constitution is old and outdated” living Constitution types … like a hawk.

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  1. cathy says:

    Am I missing something? Piers Morgan is a British citizen NOT an American citizen. What the Hell entitles him to our first amendment rights?

  2. If not for the Second Amendment there would be no First Amendment.

  3. Sefton says:

    Ironic how Carney invokes the 1st Amendment in regards to the defense of Morgan (he of whom belongs to the network that has frequent access to the White House and the president) but can’t find the same defense for someone who makes a Youtube video and, in fact, joins with the president in condemning him while they use it as the political coverup of administration incompetence and their outright guilt in regards to the deaths of four Americans in the Benghazi attack.

  4. Carlos says:

    ” Does CNN have anyone who doesn’t think like a teenager?”

    Wow, that’s news to me! Teenagers think nowadays? I must have missed that one.

    But I didn’t miss that nearly everyone in the LSM has turned into stone-cold toadies for anything anti-institutional, anti-American and/or anti-Christian. And such “toadiness” starts in the union-backed preschool programs mandated in many/most states and gets thicker, deeper and more sinister as the “I-want-to-change-the world” potential “journalists” continue through the glorified middle schools known as “college” now, simply indoctrination camps sponsored and run by socialist progs but paid for by taxpayers in most cases because, Lord knows, the socialists won’t pay for anything with their own money…

  5. Tom TB says:

    Cathy, I agree. Nations don’t grant consitutional protections to non-citizens. If I went to Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park London, and repeatedly called for the removal of the Monarchy, they would put me on a plane back to NYC!

  6. Polly says:

    @ Cathy,

    I agree as well. I guess he is just as entitled as all the illegal immigrants who get food stamps, rent enhancements and cell phones. We get to have something they don’t have though and that is the right to pay taxes. And do we ever!

  7. Carlos says:

    The only way for Morgan to be “deported” is self-deportation, and the only way that’s going to happen is if all the genii that watch the drivel he produces on American TV come to their senses and realize that’s exactly what it is – drivel.

    Meanwhile, he will take economic advantage of what’s available in this country as much as he can, spouting typical anti-capitalist crap and anti-American drivel, exciting those whose brains withered away long ago due to the garbage people like him force us peons to watch for “entertainment.”