Friday, January 11, 2013
White House cites free speech in Piers Morgan petition reply
There's always free speech for Leftists but it is perfectly correct that Morgan was free to say what he did. Nobody would have expected Obama to act on the petition anyway so it was just an expression of disapproval rather than anything more serious
The White House has officially weighed in on a ballooning petition to deport U.S-based British television host Piers Morgan back to the U.K. Morgan's anti-gun stance had raised the ire of over 100,000 people who wanted to boot him for "targeting the Second Amendment."
In a response posted below the petition on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wrote: “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.