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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:09 PM

Consider yourselves schooled “patriots.”

http://www.politicususa.com/obama-amendment-smack-deport-piers-morgan-petition.html

Obama Uses the First Amendment to Smack Down Deport Piers Morgan Petition

By: Jason Easley
Jan. 9th, 2013


The White House has responded to the deport Piers Morgan petition by giving the right wing a little refresher course on the First Amendment.

In response to the petition to deport “British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wrote,

Thank you for participating in We the People to speak out on an issue that matters to you.

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. 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.


In short, President Obama reminded the right that the constitution is not their personal toy. They don’t get to violate the rights of another, or in this case the rest of us, because they disagree with the opinions of others. The right was willing to throw out the freedoms of speech and press, because they were upset over what Piers Morgan said about the Second Amendment.

Obama’s lesson was simple. The Second Amendment is not more important than any of our other constitutionally protected rights.

Consider yourselves schooled “patriots.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:17 PM

1. I just posted the following reply on another post:

"The graphic and its contents are useless because rightwingdumbfucks will never understand a word of it. They're too goddamned stupid."

Same applies here.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:27 PM

2. There's got to be a point where we don't excuse ignorance, especially

willful. This is the point.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:30 PM

3. Fully agree. Thank you for your OP. eom

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:42 PM

4. Well said

Everyone has the freedom to speak their peace. Doesn't mean everyone's going to like what you say, but Voltaire comes to mind.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:12 PM

5. Well done, Obama! From the scholar to the willfully ignorant.

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Response to icloud62 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:29 PM

7. Oh, where to start? I think you might have missed your bridge. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:30 PM

8. I alerted. Let's see how fast we can get rid of this one.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:32 PM

10. I did, too! I was personally hurt by that comment!



Now, if I can only be on the jury...

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:41 PM

11. Dittohead, without his master's voice, was served pizza:

uLeave, iCloud the troll. bye bye!

Thanks to our ever vigilant MIRT.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:15 PM

18. +1. We need a collection of humorous MIRT comments. n/t

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Response to icloud62 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:32 PM

9. DU is full of us PROUD BLOW-HARD LIBERALS. You aren't going to be very happy here, I'm afraid.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:49 PM

12. The blowhard was threatening to "deport himself"...

 

"If America won't change its crazy gun laws"...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254758/Piers-Morgan-Deport-If-America-wont-change-crazy-gun-laws-I-deport-myself.html

Lets see him put his money where his mouth is when the gun control fail train arrives at the station.

I'll gladly help him pack his bags.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:48 PM

13. In case you missed it

"President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms."

Cue Obama-bashing by the DU gun control contingent in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:49 PM

14. Thanks.

That can't be said enough.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:20 PM

15. Not surprisingly, the silence from the gun control crowd is DEAFENING.

Typical.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:54 PM

16. Well us and them is so much fun

Typical methodology.

Step One: Create a divide deeper than reason.

Step Two: Keep digging.



Obama has not said in that statement what he precisely considers the right of citizens to be armed.

So why the need to comment? Many gun control crowd members have no problem with citizens having certain firearms, which can be interpreted the same as the President's statement.

The specifics are what bring out the deafening racket from all directions.

But "us" and "them" is far more lazy. And noisy.









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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:07 PM

17. I'm talking about the "them" that want to repeal the Second Amendment

and ban/confiscate ALL guns. And there are plenty of "them" here on DU.

Just pointing out that OUR President disagrees.

Bake

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