British citizen Piers Morgan has been very vocal in his attacks of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Over the past month, he has repeatedly attacked the Second Amendment giving citizens the right bear arms.
In response to his anti-American commentary that has pervaded his CNN news show, over 100,000 American citizens signed a petition demanding that Morgan be deported back to England because of his open subversion of our constitutional rights. A minimum of 25,000 signatures is required before the White House responds, and the drive to deport Morgan had four times that amount.
But to no surprise, the White House is refusing to deport Morgan. After all, they need his anti-gun rhetoric to help them justify their impending actions. Jay Carney, the White Press Secretary explained that President Obama would not deport Morgan and that he is within his rights under the First Amendment to speak out against whatever government policy he chooses. Carney’s statement read in part:
“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.”
“We recognize that the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, sparked an intense, and at times emotional, national conversation about the steps we can take as a country to reduce gun violence. In fact, your petition is one of many on the issue, and President Obama personally responded by sharing his views on this important issue.”
I wonder what would happen to someone like Alex Jones, who led the petition to deport Morgan, or Glenn Beck if they hosted a prime time news program in England and spent their time ranting against the British Constitution and the provision that provides for the monarchy? In fact, I bet the Obama administration would condemn either man for doing just that, but it’s no different than Morgan attacking a provision in our Constitution.