Want to Deport Piers? You're Un-American
Tommy Christopher: What's patriotic about having the government silence people?
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 27, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Piers Morgan has a right to say whatever he wants.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

(Newser) – In theory, the White House's "We the People" petition site is a great way to let Americans interact with their government. In practice, it lets a small number of morons "shame the entire nation before the world," writes Tommy Christopher at Mediaite. The latest example: The petition to deport Piers Morgan for "attacking the Second Amendment," which has garnered almost 82,000 signatures. Of course, Morgan is "attacking" the amendment with speech, "an activity that, if memory serves, is addressed somewhere" in another "Amendment-thingy."

Yes, "the First Amendment also protects the right of these 82,000 people to be idiots in public," but it's worth speaking out against them, because their petition is "anti-Americanism in patriot's clothing," telling the world that if Americans disagree with you, they try to get their government to silence you. That's "not just wrong, it's embarrassing," Christopher writes. "This is why we can't have nice things." Click for Christopher's full column.

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JimH
Dec 30, 2012 10:52 AM CST
As a legal resident us the US, Piers Morgan is free to enjoy most (but not quite all) of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. He has the right to voice his opinions, and he has the right to be wrong. As citizens, we also have the right and the freedom to listen or not to listen to those opinions, and within the rules of propriety and the confines law, to respond or not respond. Building "a more perfect Union" is the rationale, goal and driving force behind the Constitution. Moving towards that elusive goal requires that both the stupid and the wise, the ignorant as well as the informed, the tolerant and the bigoted, the weak as well as the strong all have a right to their opinions and enjoy the freedom to exercise that right. We have nothing to fear from "talking heads" like Piers Morgan. Piers Morgan should have nothing to fear from us!
ErinHuntBrinker
Dec 29, 2012 5:20 PM CST
Here's a thought, stop watching his show.
Ramsay_Bolton
Dec 29, 2012 4:15 PM CST
If you are Un-American for going against the 1st amendment, then you certainly are for going against the second.