No deporttion for Piers
Piers Morgan is getting a presidential reprieve in the movement to deport the British host for his criticisms of America’s gun policies.
The White House has responded to a petition that sought to send the CNN host back to his native England, saying the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is as much a guarantee as the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.
Speaking on behalf of President Obama, Press Secretary Jay Carney said Morgan’s anti-gun rhetoric in the aftermath of last month’s Connecticut school shooting is protected under the First Amendment’s principle that enshrines freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
In his statement Carney wrote, “Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of the First.” He added that 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.
Copyright © 2013 Metro Networks Inc