The First Amendment in America guarantees our right to free speech, perhaps the only right the Left clings to and champions.
And chief amongst those who tout their right to their free speech (not necessarily those with whom they disagree), is Main Stream Media (MSM). And standing on the bully-pulpit screeching more derogatory invectives about America and her good patriots than any other MSM outlet is CNN.
Anyone who has been in, say O’Hare Airport, or a myriad of other airports around the country, has heard the CNN regiment of (leftward only) opinion journalists blathering on about America’s shortcomings. And the pundit colonel of the CNN regiment might have been Brit Piers Morgan.
Unfortunately for pundit Piers, his ratings are now at an all-time low for 2013–down 27% to 87K viewers in the prime 27-54 demographic. But wait…isn’t it hip to question authority and criticize America? Isn’t an English accent the epitome of cool? One would think Piers would be a smash hit with his targeted “Millennial+ Generation” audience!
It would appear even with Piers’ attack on the Second Amendment, or perhaps because of said attack, he cannot scrounge up viewers. Morgan has been very vocal on his pro-gun control, anti-right to have and bear arms stance. He proudly voiced on his lack-luster show:
“I’m in favor of a nationwide ban on military-style semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,”
Ah. A non-citizen is a proponent of a ban on semi-autos. Sounds very much like an arrogant elitist. Since the White House spokesperson, Jay Carney, announced that Piers would not be deported (a petition to deport had been signed by over 109,000 Americans), perhaps Obama could ask Mr. Morgan to read our Constitution? Carney did mention:
Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press — fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy.
Mr. Carney, we are a Constitutional Republic. Please google that. And the Second Amendment states:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Piers Morgan (and Jay Carney) seem to have missed the lack of modifiers within the Second Amendment. Unlike the Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Notice the modifier “unreasonable”? The founders desired to rein in government, not we the people. The rights of the individual citizen to own weapons comparable with (and often superior to) the standardized army was clear. And it is this right that is the safe-guard against governmental tyranny intruding on any of our other constitutional rights.
Piers Morgan may be the Brit version of Keith Olbermann, the once lofty MSNBC personality who also loved to scoff at the “unenlightened flyover folks”. Mr. Morgan, like Mr. Olbermann, seems to have forgotten that flyover folks by another and truer name are Patriots. And Patriots fought and bled for our independence from England. Patriots have fought and bled to keep our sovereignty intact ever since. Infringe our Constitutional rights at your own ratings peril, Piers: I fear you’re left with the diminishing audience of 87,000 low-information viewers.
The MSM beloved Piers Morgan may continue to cling to his First Amendment rights, except that he is, indeed, a British citizen and it’s NOT his right.
Perhaps Piers Morgan can very soon join Keith Olbermann in a little Cornell University radio station, unarmed and pontificating to the “worst audience in the world”.