Heh. A petition created on the White House website yesterday calls for the Obama administration to “Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment.” There are over 5,000 signatures.
WHITE HOUSE PETITION CALLS FOR DEPORTATION OF PIERS MORGAN AFTER GUN RANT… drudge.tw/VYmtbC
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 22, 2012
Musket Morgan is beside himself over this assault on his First Amendment rights. Evidently he still doesn’t get how these constitutional amendment thingies work.
Did Piers not consider that maybe, just maybe, the petition uses the First Amendment to highlight the absurdity of his ignorant attacks on the Second Amendment? Whether intended that way or not, the petition did a bang-up job. Piers continues to demand that we defend his freedom of speech (read: don’t criticize him) while he engages in selective attacks on the Bill of Rights.
@piersmorgan you’re attacking the 2nd Amendment. How are you any different from them?
— Michael Gardner (@Engerlandm8) December 22, 2012
@piersmorgan You ignore the Constitution, why shouldn’t they?
— Andrew Pakis, Esq (@andrewpakis) December 22, 2012
@piersmorgan It is truly ironic that you use your rights under the First in an effort to deny me mine under the Second!
— David R Simek (@DavidRSimek) December 22, 2012
Self-awareness is so very hard.
Here’s the text of the petition:
British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
It’s also worth noting that Musket Morgan is awfully panicky at the mere suggestion of being sent back to the U.K. Could it be that things are pretty darn swell here in America where we have the Bill of Rights?
At any rate, looks like they’re not particularly eager to get him back across the pond:
Please don’t deport Piers Morgan. We don’t want that slimy git back.
— Fran (@_RopitasF1) December 22, 2012
@piersmorgan is there a petition we can sign to keep you in America away from us?
— Daniel James Clarke (@danieljclarke) December 22, 2012
— Jay Nathan (@RealJayRox) December 22, 2012
Why, oh why, is Musket Morgan trampling Ann Coulter’s First Amendment rights by suggesting there are reasons to deport her?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 22, 2012
Update: The deportation petition has now received enough signatures to elicit a response from the White House.