J. D. Heyes
Dec 27, 2012
CNN-based British journalist Piers Morgan is in a bit of a sticky wicket, as his countrymen might say: It’s possible he has run afoul of American law by, ironically, criticizing American law.
In an interview with longtime Gun Owners of America chief Larry Pratt a few days before Christmas, Morgan berated his guest over the latter’s suggestion that, in the wake of yet another deadly school shooting, education officials around the country should use armed guards or trained and armed school teachers to better protect children.
Morgan dismissed Pratt’s suggestions out of hand, arguing that the United States has an “enormous problem” with gun violence and adding that our country has “the worst rate of gun murder and gun crime of any of the civil countries in this world” (which is not true; Mexico and Brazil have higher rates, by far, though they have fewer guns in the hands of private citizens).
You’re an unbelievably criminal man, aren’t you?
When Pratt responded that taking guns away from law-abiding people – who comprise the vast majority of America’s 85-million gun owners – would only make them more vulnerable, not to mention deny them their Second Amendment right to self-defense, Morgan couldn’t contain himself:
“You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?”
Morgan’s characterization of Pratt, let alone his irrational anti-gun mentality, makes him a criminal in America – one that should land him on the first flight out of the country.
Americans are, of course, protected under the First Amendment to make their points of view well-known, even if (or especially if) they use their constitutionally protected voice to speak out against other rights enshrined in the Constitution. But Morgan is not afforded those rights and protections. Using his broadcast as a position of influence he serves more as a criminal foreign agent when he stumps for positions that seek to deny Americans their constitutional rights.
Morgan may claim he has a First Amendment right in the U.S. to speak his mind, but here again he’d be wrong. First of all, our Constitution applies to citizens of our country (and Morgan is no citizen); secondly, James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal noted that, in Kleindienst v. Mandel, a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the high court signed off on a decision by then-U.S. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst to prevent Ernest Mandel, a Maxist, from entering the country. Kleindienst’s decision, the court ruled, did not violate the First Amendment.
Further, it is inconceivable to imagine that an American on British television would get away with subverting English law and tradition, perhaps by calling for the Queen to lose her thrown and be tossed out of the country; Morgan has repeatedly advocated for the repeal of the Second Amendment, a position he has no legal or even moral standing to make.
Finally, Morgan has joined with other anti-gun lobbyists such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to call for the constitutional rights of Americans – their birthrights, no less – to be limited, removed or revoked. This is a clear act of subversion, making him an enemy of the state who should be immediately deported.
There’ll be no help from the administration, you can bet on that
There are more examples of Morgan’s subversion. Per InfoWars.com:
Morgan has ideologically aligned himself with other foreign agents in trashing the Constitution, including synthetic citizens like his CNN colleague Fareed Zakaria, the Communist Chinese government, and the Russian government (via state-controlled media).
Truly, Morgan represents a foreign threat to American law and liberty – a fact recognized by at least 76,000 signers of a White House petition demanding he be deported immediately.
“British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment,” the petition reads. “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.”
The petition received at least 25,000 signers by Monday, the number needed to require consideration and eventual response by the White House.
Of course, the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Barack Obama, happens to agree with the haughty Morgan, so he isn’t likely to order his ever-compliant and equally complicit attorney general, Eric Holder, to investigate the criminal Brit. So we’re not holding our breath.
Worse, Morgan likely knows it. On Christmas Eve the bottom-dwelling CNN host Tweeted this taunt: “Merry Christmas! Even to those who want me deported.”
This article was posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6:57 am