Petitions both for and against deporting the controversial talk show host are raising questions about who the U.S. Constitution applies to.
Piers Morgan, the host of Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN raised the hackles of many pro-gun Americans last week when he called a gun advocate appearing as a guest on his show an ‘unbelievably stupid man.’ In reaction to his anti-gun views, a petition calling for his deportation back to Britain was created on the White House’s We the People website. As Newser reports the petition ‘has cracked the 70,000 mark in signatures.’ It has also lead to the ‘inevitable counter-petition’,
It calls for Morgan to stay in the US because ‘nobody in the UK wants him,’ reports Radar Online. It had just 500 or so signatures as of this afternoon.
An immigration attorney told ABC that although Morgan is a British national, he is ‘entitled’ to free-speech under the First Amendment. Others have asserted that,
It’s hypocritical to punish Morgan for ‘attacking the Second Amendment’ by stripping him of free-speech protections under the First.
What do you think? Should a British national living in America be allowed to comment on gun laws?
Should countries deport immigrants who are outspoken when it comes to their laws?
Should the Constitution of the United States extend to non-citizens?