December 23, 2012
The Infowars.com petition posted on the White House “We the People: Your Voice in Our Government” page on Friday now has over 15,000 signatures and less than 10,000 signatures to go before Obama administration officialdom responds, according to this page.
The petition was posted in response to British citizen Piers Morgan using his bully pulpit at CNN to undermine the civil liberties of the American people. It is calling for his deportation before he helps enemies of the Constitution do irreparable harm to the Second Amendment.
Morgan claims his effort to outlaw firearms and thus strip Americans of not only their right to defend themselves but also the ability to respond to government tyranny – the original intention of the amendment – is protected by the First Amendment. Morgan apparently believes it is acceptable to use the First Amendment to deny Americans their right to exercise the Second Amendment.
Morgan’s arrogance knows no bounds. On Saturday he tweeted:
Noel Sheppard, writing for News Busters, put Morgan’s response in perspective:
Using that tortured logic, since only 776,000 people watched his show Thursday, that must mean 314,214,588 Americans think he shouldn’t be on the air at all.
In response to Morgan’s claim about the First Amendment, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal pointed to a transcript of Kleindienst v. Mandel, a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. It validated an effort by then attorney general Richard Kleindienst to refuse Marxist Belgian journalist Ernest Mandel entry into the country. The Court ruled that denying Mandel entry did not violate the First Amendment.
It remains to be seen if the petition will actually result in Morgan’s deportation. It is, however, drawing attention to his attempt to subvert and undermine the Constitution.
If you have not signed the petition, please do so now.