White House Responds to Piers Morgan Deportation Petition
The White House had formally responded the petition to depot Piers Morgan for his attacks on the Second Amendment.
While we personally feel the petition was more a show of support for the Second Amendment rather than an attack on Morgan, the White House didn’t really address either issue in anymore detail than has already been heard at previous press conferences.
The general consensus is to remember the First Amendment when discussing the Second.
Press Secretary Jay Carney posted the following:
“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.”
Click Here to read the response on the White House Petitions site.
The White House also attached the following address from President Obama from Dec 21 saying it applies to the petition as well.