Skip to comments.Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment
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.
I have no desire to put my name on yet another white house list. Agree with the effort though.
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.
As if there’s any power behind these polls, but hey, FReep it anyway:
Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment
It’s all free speech.
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.
Oh, who cares? He’s a creep and a non-citizen.
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.
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.
“Absurd. We should not deport someone for “speech” unless itâs 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.
If CNN had any sense, they would dump him. Wait, they don’t have any sense.
Justice Scalia would ask you, “how come the First Amendment refers to ‘people,’ instead of ‘citizens,’ then?”
It’s okay if he asks. It is my opinion. There is plenty of other precedent for different treatment for citizens vs. foreigners.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.”
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?