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Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov ^

Posted on 12/22/2012 9:02:10 AM PST by Morris70

Use 1st amendment and protect 2nd amendment. Overwhelm it. Tell everyone you know to sign petition.

Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment.

19,919 signatures needed by January 20. 5,081 signatures made.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; piersmorgan; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl; thedailymail; unitedkingdom
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Someones' gonna post this but thought I'd get an early start.
1 posted on 12/22/2012 9:02:13 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

I have no desire to put my name on yet another white house list. Agree with the effort though.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 9:07:16 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Morris70

Absurd. We should not deport someone for “speech” unless it’s violent speech. Having a different ideology isn’t a crime. This mocks the 1st amendment.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 9:11:34 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Morris70.

As if there’s any power behind these polls, but hey, FReep it anyway:

Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD


4 posted on 12/22/2012 9:13:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Drango

It’s all free speech.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 9:19:01 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Drango

He’s not for my right to bear arms, and I am not for his right to speak freely.

He can go live in England if he is so against guns.

Deport him.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 9:23:12 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Drango

Oh, who cares? He’s a creep and a non-citizen.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 9:25:18 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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Doesn’t the 1st protect the right to speak out against the 2nd? Piers and others have said things we don’t like or agree with but the consequence shouldn’t putting a muzzle on him or booting him out. He’s exposed himself as anti-American so let the natural consequence of a further dwindling audience be his reward.
Piers probably loves all this pot-clanging from the right, it’s like a liberal merit badge. Don’t give this clown the individual attention he craves. Rightfully reduce him and his ilk to an anti-rights, anti-freedom stereotype. That’ll probably irritate the heck out of him.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 9:32:08 AM PST by Hayride
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To: Morris70

Personally, if he is a British Citizen and NOT an American Citizen, then my belief is that the First Amendment does not apply to him. He should seek redress of his grievances from his own country. Wait, he’s not welcomed there because of faking reports about British soldiers in Afghanistan.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 9:32:22 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Drango

“Absurd. We should not deport someone for “speech” unless it’s violent speech. Having a different ideology isn’t a crime. This mocks the 1st amendment.”

Exactly — well said!

This petition mocks conservatives, that they only believe in free speech with which they agree.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 9:34:56 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Morris70

If CNN had any sense, they would dump him. Wait, they don’t have any sense.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 9:47:39 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Gaffer

Justice Scalia would ask you, “how come the First Amendment refers to ‘people,’ instead of ‘citizens,’ then?”


12 posted on 12/22/2012 10:14:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

It’s okay if he asks. It is my opinion. There is plenty of other precedent for different treatment for citizens vs. foreigners.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 10:16:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Yet the Constitution itself distinguishes between citizens, and people, with the latter being more expansive. Do you think the Founders erred when they wrote the First Amendment?
14 posted on 12/22/2012 10:24:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Morris70

I understand the sentiment behind this petition but I won’t sign it.

That segment was dreadful and shameful, but he has the right to his opinion.

The best thing is just not to watch, which most people don’t do anyway. I venture to guess that only a small number even know who he is.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 10:27:07 AM PST by Jvette
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To: 1rudeboy

You have your opinion, I have mine. It is no different that not allowing foreigners to vote, or avail themselves of our publically funded service - at least it used to be.

Decades ago, before a legal immigrant to this country could enter it, someone had to warrant that the entrant would not become a public burden. I had to certify this for my wife.

You can word game it all you want, but I suspect if the Founding Fathers were alive today and saw what is going, they would be very much clearer in what they said.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 10:29:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Morris70
. This man resigned as editor of the London Daily Mirror over the phone hacking scandal. Lord Leveson heading the inquiry used ultra polite language in castigating Morgan (formerly O'Meara). The man had, according to respected witnesses absolutely no compassion for the grief felt by those so hacked.

I remember many, many, years ago when the Daily Mirror circulation was six million daily, a statement about it's technique and style. It was to the effect that many of the revered columnists did not "believe half of what they wrote". It was further stated that the object was to have readers "choke with rage over their breakfast as they read these columnists".

Morgan will have a shrewed eye on the figures, relating to viewership of his CNN program. He cares not for any tragedy and is simply trying to milk it for all it is worth.

It is not for me to say whether he should be deported though, not being a citizen. What I do say is that the man fits the description of being a subversive. That being someone who tries to change the laws and the system that creates those laws. A rough definition I will concede.

I think he likes to "push buttons".

17 posted on 12/22/2012 10:30:40 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Gaffer

The way I see it is this: People have every right to start a petition calling for the deportation of someone on the basis of exercising their right to free speech, and the government has a responsibility to ignore it for being completely unconstitutional.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 10:47:09 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Gaffer

Of course, you are free to your opinion [pun intended]. It simply does not hold up very well in the eyes of the law. And someone with the mind of Scalia (sadly, I’m not so smart) would be greatly amused at the suggestion he is playing “word games.”


19 posted on 12/22/2012 10:48:20 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Innovative
"This petition mocks conservatives, that they only believe in free speech with which they agree."

Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Would you sign a petition if Piers Morgan was using his platform at CNN to ban the 1st Amendmemt?

20 posted on 12/22/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: 1rudeboy

OK, BK it.....bye


21 posted on 12/22/2012 10:52:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Morris70

22 posted on 12/22/2012 10:56:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Godebert

Whoa there, cowboy. In your hypothetical, is Morgan advocating for another Amendment, or is he engaging in sedition?


23 posted on 12/22/2012 10:59:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Morris70

The fascist snake was tossed out of the journalist business in Britian for knowingly pushing fake photos of soldiers abusing Iraqis as “news.”

CNN picks up and employs the Brit’s journalistic trash. He fits right in with the little commie diversity, Soledad O’Brien.

Isn’t there some child abuse perverts the BBC wants to get rid of? CNN is waiting in the wings for any and all manipulative, dark and ignorant losers.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 11:45:53 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 1rudeboy

The way I see it, he is a foreigner attacking the Constitution while on our soil. He should be deported.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 12:12:32 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

And I’ll ask again, is he attacking the Constitution with small arms and RPG’s, or with words?


26 posted on 12/22/2012 12:25:46 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

So are you defending a foreigner advocating gun confiscation while on our soil?


27 posted on 12/22/2012 12:30:00 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Morris70

These petitions are the equivalent of giving a child a toy steering wheel in a car so they can pretend to be driving it just like the big people do.

Brilliant idea by the Obama Administration to get people to waste their time.


28 posted on 12/22/2012 12:32:41 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Morris70
Progressive Wallahs issue another fat wad against America.


29 posted on 12/22/2012 12:35:04 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Godebert
Um, yes. Because his status as a foreigner has nothing to do with the issue. Why don't you concentrate on defending our Constitution, instead of deporting someone for what they say, as if you are some tinpot dictator?
30 posted on 12/22/2012 12:37:09 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Morris70

Signed and bumped.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 1:05:47 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Drango

Are you saying we don’t have the freedom of speech to call for Morgan’s deportation? Interesting.


32 posted on 12/22/2012 1:09:54 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Gaffer

With all due respect, I believe there are no British Citizens. They are, rather, “Subjects of The Crown”. That would go a long way towards explaining the submissive attitude of Mr. Morgan, he is a subject. Our Forefathers shed blood, to lift that yoke from upon them. I truly think that the men of that era were “The Greatest Generation”, no disrespect to the World War II era Americans. Thank you.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 1:14:17 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Morris70

Piers was the wrong choice to host that show. I laugh out loud when that limey starts talking about the 2nd Amendment.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 1:31:47 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Morris70
America used to believe in sedition act......."rebellion or incitement: actions or words intended to provoke or incite rebellion against government authority, or actual rebellion against government authority"

From a time and place long long ago.

Throw the bum out (but I am not signing anything on the White Hut website)
35 posted on 12/22/2012 1:43:29 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Gaffer
Personally, if he is a British Citizen and NOT an American Citizen, then my belief is that the First Amendment does not apply to him.

So, these are not God given rights that belong to all men?

36 posted on 12/22/2012 1:53:38 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Legally?

No.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 1:57:11 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Gun Control. Please contact your Democratic leadership and call for unilaterally disarmement.

My fellow moon-bats, er, progressives. I plea that you, er, we, contact our legislators and begin to draft legislation for the unilateral disarmament of all our fellow democrats and associated constituencies. I.e. Gangsters, Federal employees, Unions, The Downtrodden etc., you know, the usual suspects. Pass a resolution demonstrating your, er, our good faith. RESOLVED: It is hereby understood that to own a firearm is dangerous and immoral. Furthermore our best strategy is to follow our Dear Leader, Chairman O, and lead from our behinds. Therefor effective immediately you, er we will hand in our firearms and other such defensive weapons of potential mass destruction, fertilizer, gasoline, matches. Thank you for your time.


38 posted on 12/22/2012 2:15:19 PM PST by notted
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To: Godebert

You don’t strengthen the Constitutional right to bear arms by eviscerating the Constitutional right to free speech.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 2:22:43 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SaraJohnson; All
The fascist snake was tossed out of the journalist business in Britian for knowingly pushing fake photos of soldiers abusing Iraqis as “news.”

Sounds like he might have been emulating Dan Rather's pushing fake documents alleging that George W. Bush was AWOL from the Air Force National Guard.

Seems as if the Brit MSM may have less tolerance for fraudsters like him than CBS had for Rather.

40 posted on 12/22/2012 2:32:08 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Straight Vermonter
RE: So, these are not God given rights that belong to all men?

Yes they are but..

Headline?

President Obama wins another..
SCOTUS: Inalienable Rights Are Unconstitutional
Inalienable rights are religion.. only human rights granted by government are Constitutional.

41 posted on 12/22/2012 3:04:20 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: notted
You're ahead of me..

Headline?

Dear Leader wins another..
SCOTUS: Inalienable Rights Are Unconstitutional
Inalienable rights are religion.. only human rights granted by government are Constitutional.

42 posted on 12/22/2012 3:07:11 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Morris70

I would be happy if someone would simply kick his limey ass, preferably on his TV show.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 3:09:19 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Morris70; txnativegop; SaraJohnson; Drango; SunkenCiv; chris37; miss marmelstein; ml/nj; ...
Let's get real. The "Osama" Obama administration is not going to deport a leftist television personality under these circumstances, especially one who is a "star" working at Ted Turner's CNN.

Instead of petitioning for the deportation of this British blowhard, we can be more effective by boycotting his show and the whole CNN lineup. (I suspect a lot of us already have pretty much done so.)

Even as a non-citizen, he has a right to say pretty much any nonsense he wishes over the airwaves, provided he doesn't directly advocate killing or violence or the immediate overthrow of the government.

But let's check that he isn't voting in our elections nor making political contributions in the United States, both of which he is barred from doing by law.

44 posted on 12/22/2012 3:15:52 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Morris70; mickie
I see all the nitpickers are out in full force.

Lookit, I know petitions don't mean a damm legally. Furthermore, I don't care if the 2nd amendment applies to him or not.

But let me say this.....any petition with thousands of names including a media "celebrity" name inspiring the petition will actually get a modicum of attention....from the internet media, from the conservative media....from many in CNN's audience....and from the Brit Twit himself.

So I'm going to have some fun by signing my name and I'm not going to twist myself into a pretzel thinking of every academic reason not to sign.

We deserve to have some lightness once in a while....and poking our collective fingers at that lightweight prig of a socialist talk host is going to make my day.

Leni

45 posted on 12/22/2012 3:40:08 PM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: 1rudeboy

Traitor.


46 posted on 12/22/2012 3:50:54 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Nobody watches his show anyway. If CNN gets enough complaints, they might tell him to shut up. Considering his borderline criminal past, they can’t be too proud of him anyway.


47 posted on 12/22/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MinuteGal

It’s just a public condemnation.
Nothing will come of it except everyone’s right
to exercise free speech in a public forum against a visitor who publicly incited discourse to the laws of the land they were visiting.

Two people from UK visiting the US were deported this year for posting on twitter they were going to destroy the US. Any of us did the same police would investigate the seriousness of the threat and make charges if appropriate .

All visitors to the US are given the same protection as any citizen.
Rights given to citizens aren’t necessarily given
to any visitor.


48 posted on 12/22/2012 3:56:56 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Godebert

Idiot. Get out of my way, so I can save the country.


49 posted on 12/22/2012 4:01:05 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Idiot. Get out of my way, so I can save the country.

Oh lordy, we're doomed.

Grandiose much?

50 posted on 12/22/2012 4:13:39 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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