Skip to comments.In Debate with Breitbart's Shapiro, CNN's Piers Morgan Calls the Constitution 'Your Little Book'
Posted on 01/10/2013 9:49:05 PM PST by Nachum
You come in here, brandish your little book as if I dont know whats in there--
My little book? Thats the Constitution of the United States. Its our founding document, Piers.
I know whats in your Constitution.
Do you really?
That was the climax of a heated debate between Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro and CNNs Piers Morgan on live television this evening--one in which Morgan came off much the worse for wear.
Shapiro began by pointing out that for weeks, Morgan had bullied guests who defend the right to bear arms by "standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook."
How dare you, said a rattled Morgan.
I have seen you do it repeatedly, Shapiro replied.
He challenged Morgan to explain whether he wanted to ban all guns, not just assault rifles, since the vast majority of gun deaths involve ordinary handguns. Why dont you care about banning the handguns in Chicago? Shapiro asked him.
Morgan, who later stated that he supported Americans right to defend themselves with a handgun or a pistol, pointed out that the weapons used in recent sensational mass shootings had been assault rifles, and insisted that the debate was not one of left and right, because his position ought to be the consensus, as in Britain. Shapiro countered that the basis of the Second Amendment was not self-defense or hunting, but the ability to resist government tyranny--a point that Morgan attempted to mock, unsuccessfully.
Shapiros statement is worth quoting in full:
Shapiro: I think the reason that its about left and right here is because fundamentally, the right believes that the basis for the Second amendment--and they believe in the Second Amendment--the basis for the Second Amendment is not really about self defense, and it's not about hunting. It's about
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I wish Morgan would get the hell out of my country. He’s really getting obnoxious. The boy really seems to have a problem with freedom. Why doesn’t he go to Havana or Pyongyang where he’d be among his own kind.
These times are going to make some heroes, and by dint of the same some martyrs.
Ann Barnhardt is worth checking out if you haven’t yet.
He uses incorrect statistics to boot. Not to mention the irony since the UK is the most violent country in Europe. I want him to get the f&ck out of my country too! Then again, what can you expect from a man who was fired as a newspaper editor in Britain for faking photographs of British soldiers abusing prisoners. The man is truly a scumbag.
“Morgan admitted: In an ideal world, Id have all guns gone, as we have in Britain”
There are no guns in Britain? Morgan is delusional.
People are starting to speak up on the RTKBA. Say a prayer.
This whole thing has probably given Morgan the ratings bump he despertely needs. Now he will become competition for Chris Matthews’s little band of raving liberals, Newsbusters, and other pot-stirrers.
I wonder if he’s in this country legally.
Speaking of you and your ilk being "in Britain"...
Dang, that was aggravating to watch. For the most part, Ben acquitted himself well. I didn’t like the capitulation on the assault weapon definition, the “should have locked them up” argument, the mental illness argument, etc., but mostly he did very well.
The 2nd amendment is about self defense, fundamentally. The right to protect yourself from tyrannous government derives from self defense.
“I wonder if hes in this country legally.”
When did the federal government ever give a **** about this before?
It’s sounds like Mrs. Morgan’s little Piers is still holding a grudge over what happened during the American Revolution. It was those wascally Americans with their guns that caused his ancestors a lot of heartburn. LOL!
I hate to say it, but the single largest factor in these mass shootings doesn’t involve the second amendment, but the first. For without the widespread publicity that the new media affords, none of these nutcases would bother. I wonder if Piers (how I wish he would take a long walk off a short one!) would favor abridging press freedom for the sake of the children?
My favorite comment: “Someone please tell Piers his country lost the revolution over 200 years ago, and it’s time to get over it.” (-D&J BROWN)
If those children at Sandyhook had been murdered a few years earlier the Democrats would define murdering them as a ‘right.’
piers comes from a country with no constitution. laws change to whatever the majority party says so there’s no guarantee of any fundamental rights, and its very easy to strip rights from uk citizens than over here.
socialist democracy with no constitution inherently inferior to constitutional republic (if you can keep it).
This arrogant British Ass can row back
to his LITTLE COUNTRY and stay there.
Morgan needs several things, including a new first name. When I think of piers, I think of wet things in the water that stink of dead fish.
More seriously. Ben Shapiro of Breitbart did a good job of counterattacking Morgan’s “cookie-cutter questions” but he missed a chance to really stick it to him and show the viewing audience how stupid Morgan really is.
Let’s go back to 1775 and 1776. What were the British troops going after when they clashed with colonialists (Americans-in-the-making)?
Easy: The colonial gun/weapons/supplies stores at Bunker Hill, Boston, and at other sites scattered around the state. Lexington and Concord battles were fought to keep the British from marching on these stores.
Lesson learned by American students but not by Piers Morgan:
After all the fighting during the Revolutionary War, when the smoke had finally settled, the British occupation army, the finest in Europe, had lost to a basically ragtag army of Minutemen, men and women who had saved their own arms from confiscation by tyrannts, and were able to successfully use them to push the tyrannts back and thus gain freedom for themselves and future generations.
Hey Morgan, you fop. You lost.
And as if to rub salt into the wound, it was a makeshift, ragtag American Army at the Battle of New Orleans that destroyed a British army that outnumbered them about 10 to 1.
Pirates, free Frenchmen, gamblers, some professional US soldiers and sailors, Indians, Tennesee sharpshooters, and others showed that their collective privately owned arms could meet and beat the best that the British had.
Hey Morgan, you twit. You lost again.
Now go back home to muzzielnd and see how long you will last in the streets of Englandistan without a gun.
Also learn the words to a good rock and roll song by Ral Donner, “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You’ve Lost It.”
I don’t know Shapiro well though i have heard him.
I always like seeing a tribe member who gets it....it’s like extra sweet given our realities
He explained why we have the second very precisely.....to resist tyranny
Brits like him just dont get Americans. I watched Downtown Abbey and noticed how poorly drawn is the character that Shirley McLain played. I cannot guess what her backstory is, if she has one.
Nice pun....well done
Sharipo verbally raped him......
Not pursuing early advantage in late December
And underestimating American resolve and mettle...a mettle enforced by cavalry with sabers drawn in the rear behind the subsequent ramparts
Jackson was indefatigable and the Brits sloppy and dreaming of pillage and booty
That battle and it's site is a hobby of mine...i love reading about it
That one and Franklin were i live are my two centers of study on battles domestically
Now you can tell mr know it all to sod off..lol
I'll take it one step further and say that the 2nd amendment supports what Jefferson wrote in the Declaration. It supports the inalienable right to Life (self-defense), and the inalienable right to Liberty (protection from tyranny). Without those two, there can be no inalienable right to pursue Happiness.
Remember that the Preamble to the Constitution says that We the People established the Constitution to secure the "Blessings of Liberty" for ourselves and our Posterity. The capitalized Liberty refers to the inalienable right to Liberty from the Declaration, and the capitalized Blessings refers to the rights as being endowed by the Creator, which is what makes them inalienable.
I hate to water down the drama, but without the French navy we never would’ve won. Also, many on our side were trained by the British army, and professionals from various European countries —France (Lafayette), Poland (Pulaski), Prussia (von Steuben)—helped. So it wasn’t exactly a ragtag bunch of bumpkins beating bloated imperial regulars.
Not to say that motley American crews didn’t do anything decisive on their own. Washington’s chief virtue was that he avoided disaster, but we did score manor victories in set-piece battles like the Cowpens and Saratoga, which is something you can’t say for overhyped ragtag armies like the commies in Vietnam.
P.S. We may have won at New Orleans, but by any objective standard we lost the war. Technically New Orleans wasn’t even part of the war.
Ben Shapiro did a good job!
Wardaddy, I’m also fascinated about the Battle of Franklin. Have you ever been to the Atlanta History Center? www.Atlantahistorycenter.com. I visited in December and the CW history portion was great. Amazing amount of regalia, weaponry, photographs.
That guy has a constitution in his pocket but still thinks the government has the right to ban fully automatic weapons. We should get articulate people who understand freedom.
The more Piers runs his mouth the worse CNN looks so let the moron keep slobbering. Id love to see their ratings plummet to point even the restaurants will switch them off.
Obama’s pointman is continuting to distract from the BIG issue facing the US.
The Left continues to flog tangential issues as they did in the election campaign, i.e., birth control and the evil rich.
The one thing they refuse to discuss is the disaster that is the moribund American economy, the dying dollar, and the tough measures that need to be taken now to cut spending on entitlements, Obamacare’s disasterous expenses, and all things monetary.
The right needs to continue to bring this up in the face of the distrations foisted on the public and abetted by the truly disgusting Government Media.
I wish someone would blog an “Ann Watch.” This computer goes haywire when I go to Ann’s site. :(
He ate one too many dishes of spotted dick.
Is that like haggis? 0.0 He *is*...oh never mind. I’m sure that’s obvious.
Part of haggis.
Yes. I had that same experience.
And mine is a MAC!
“wish Morgan would get the hell out of my country. Hes really getting obnoxious. The boy really seems to have a problem with freedom. Why doesnt he go to Havana or Pyongyang where hed be among his own kind.”
Whenever I run into an A$$hole Brit like Morgan, I stop their anti American screaming with two statements.
#1. My ancestors who fought and killed your Ancestors in our two revolutionary wars with your scum, didn’t kill enough of you bastards.
#2. Last but not least, I wish that my Dad, uncles and cousins had not rescued your miserable ancestors in WWI and WWII. They should have let Hitler have his way with you and your ancestors. I know you agree, because you hate us for saving your butts.
The above is saved for Brits like Morgan. Most Brits I have met here and in their country particuliarly in the Devon/Cornwall areas, are good people. I can’t say the same about the A$$holes like Morgan in the London area.
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