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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One of my ancestors was a young Lt in the Tenn Militia with Tennesee and Kentucky sharpshooters. Apparently under a brief flag of truce, he had a discussion with a Brit Officer, who probably was an ancestor to Morgan. The Redcoat ancestor complained about my ancestor’s sharpshooters, and how unprofessional he and they were.
Lore has it, this young rag tag sharpshooter and sharpshooter leader told the Brit, pr***, that the Brit and his men should stay in where they were and continue to drink and whore around. Because if they came out to fight, they would be slaughtered. He apparently told the Brit Office, he would be a target if he dared to show himself on a field of battle.
Morgan’s possible ancestor took my young ancestor’s advice and he and his men never came out to get killed.
Brits like Morgan, know that our ancestors had their guns for protection from Crazy King George and his whore loving soldiers in America.
That is why they hate us owning guns. If our ancestors had not owned guns, we would still be under British rule.
Resorting to feigned moral outrage is the first and last refuge of a liberal . . . Morgan is exploiting tragedy and using the corpses of children as a platform for his anti-gun agenda. I bet you a quarter that the jackass Morgan hasn’t lost a wink of sleep over purported concern for any of these mass shootings. Piers Morgan is a putz.
What about the offensive use of weapons used in an effort to overthrow a tyrannical government? Protecting ones life is but one reason for the 2nd -it is not the only inalienable right.
Would Piers have enough nut to interview one of the Islamists who will own his country in the next few decades and refer to his Koran as his little book? Somehow I think not.
I didn’t say life defense, I said self defense. Death is not the only thing against which you may derend yourself. Defending yourself from loss of liberty is self defense also. By my formulation the two most famous natural rights, life and liberty, both derive from self defense.
By the way, you say offense but actually mean defense. If governemt is tyrannical it is offending you, and you may shoot it out of existence because of your right to defend your liberty, which as I’ve been saying I think ultimately derives from the grandaddy of rights: self defense.
We don’t want him, the Brits don’t want him back. Your solution seems like a win-win.
Don’t leave out the cotton bale barricades and the Baritarian pirates!
Jackson was lucky Packenham was late to the invasion’s front.....they could have taken the city on the 28th of december had they just sent pickets out instead of going to bivouac after the first assault upon arrival in Chalmette
Or had admiral Cochrane agreed to support Packenhams desire to flank Jackson via the Chef Menteur road
In the Name of all that is Holy, please...someone...anyone...send this no-talent Brit hack back to whence he came.
He belongs behind the bar in a pub up in Leeds, pulling pints for the rest of his bully boys.
Re: The American Revolution, 1776 — we did it before and we can do it again! (Borrowing a theme from an old WW2 song.)
Shapiro says some bad things. He said he supports registration.