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White House Denies Deportation Petition for Piers Morgan

Jan Morgan
 

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The White House has responded to the petition seeking the deportation of Piers Morgan with a statement from press secretary Jay Carney explaining the First Amendment.

The petition, which received well over 100,000 signatures (25,000 are required for a White House response) was led by conservative radio host Alex Jones. He wrote, “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.”

In Carney’s statement explaining the White House’s decision to allow Morgan to remain in the U.S., he acknowledges that the Second Amendment does guarantee citizens the right to bear arms, but reiterates the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of the press.

Carney wrote:
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.

Earlier this week, Jones appeared on Morgan’s CNN program where he declared, “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! America was born on guns and whiskey. It’s true we’re a violent society. … You’re a foreigner. You’re a redcoat. You’re telling us what to do.”

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  • David

    The amendment should apply to American citizens and not to foreigners.

  • David

    95% of the American people could have signed it and king obama would have still denied it. The title president is a thing of the past for the country.

  • I hope his address gets published as a gun free house.

  • Of course that is the response and that is the response that it should have been. Just like the President’s response on the 2nd amendment is that he supports the rights of the people to keep and bear arms to provide security against the things that he, the President, is doing to break the country.

  • Robert

    Of course the only time the libtards go by the constitution is when it benefits themselves.

    • ExNoZtoTheY

      amen

  • America’s enemies, foreign AND domestic, don’t always use an army, navy, or a gun. If this “visitor” to our country wants to voice his opinions, then let him do so in him own country. As far as I’m concerned, he is a foreign agent, and therefore should not be protected by the same rights and privelidges we afford OUR citizens.

  • new 99%

    Under this “Justice” Department, it is hard to tell what the rules are- whether criminal or immigrant violations. Funny how the rich and powerful get away with violating immigration laws…and other things. I’m not typically a 99% kind of person, but considering how today’s rich and powerful get away with things, I’m beginning to be one. When will Piers pay his “fair” share? Along with all the other Hollywood crowd who don’t make a thing useful to our country, pay little and lecture the rest of us about how to live? So there… (spit)…

    • whackajig

      I see that you are very jealous of those who have worked harder and smarter than you and have accumulated some wealth. If not for them, most of the federal income tax would not be paid. If not for the rich, there would be no jobs at all (how many times have you been offer a position by a poor person?). I don’t know about you being in the 99% but you sure are among the 51% who voted for ovomit, they all hate wealthy folks too.

  • Dale

    I thought that freedom of speech only applied to citizens. How can a Brit come here and have the rights guaranteed to citizens by our constitution?

    • ExNoZtoTheY

      same way the left thinks ILLEGAL aliens get the same rights as an American citizen.

  • Obama will stop it because it means progress in America. The only thing he wants to do is destroy America, and the wonderful way of life that is being destroyed.. The United States will not survive under such poor management. I can guarantee you the only thing Obama is interested in is lining his pockets, vacations, and the new form of Marxist Government he will implement………..

  • William Kilgore

    Isn’t our constitution for “The people of the United States”? Since when do foreigners dictate, or share their opinions on the operation of our country?

  • Susan

    This decision they have rendered may come back to bite them in the butt when obama and his minions try to push through the “Fairness Doctrine”….they’ve tied their own hands by creating a precedent for freedom of speech., even though its already promised in our Constitution.

  • Alex, truly has a lot of info that the Media covers up or simply doesn’t tell us.
    The problem is people won’t take the time to research what he says, they’d rather just say he’s wearing a tin foil hat and fear mongering. People think it couldn’t happen here in the USA.

    99% of what Alex talks about is documented. Such as 9/11 which Morgan tried to discredit Jones with. There is a reason they want our guns. It’s not to keep us safe.

    I recommend that we start contacting our local and state authorities to let them know that we will not tolerate this. However, we will gather and stand beside, not behind them if the Federal Government attempts to violate our 2nd Amendment. You don’t have to be a Veteran, remember power in numbers. A few states are already passing bills that will jail any Federal Agent that attempts to confiscate guns. Why it’s not all 50 is beyond me.

  • tlmaker

    Why am I not surprised.

  • Piershater

    That piece of crap Piers Morgan isn’t even an American citizen so he should NOT be protected by the 1st amendment…the constitution is designed to protect AMERICAN CITIZENS !!…send his sorry ass back across the pond!!!!!

    • Michigan_REB

      And if Obama and his pets don’t like it they can go right with him where ever they are willing to take them. Anyplace but our White House.

  • Piers Morgan is not an American citizen and he has nothing but contempt for our Constitution so how dare they site the 1st Amendment as a reason for denying the petition? He doesn’t deserve to take advantage of our freedoms when he is only here to make money and hasn’t applied for citizenship. I heard the Brits have a petition circulating that would deny him entrance to the UK if the US deports him, they don’t want him either, LOL

  • Whackajig

    I cannot understand why folks are against ownership of guns. The vast majority of gun deaths occur in the black slums, black on black crime. How can that be a bad thing?

  • Aristophanes

    It looks like the First Amendment is being “interpreted” like the rest of the Constitution by the liberals – if it fits the liberal agenda, it is okay. If not, then let’s try to censor it. It would be really funny if they (obozo and his minions) were not trying to screw around with the U.S. Constitution and trying to deny me my rights. But, as long as you are towing the liberal line, the WH will pull out the first Amendment, if not, obozo’s lackeys will try to get you censored. And, how much worse is it going to get now?