Piers Morgan Attacks 1st Amendment after Attacking 2nd Amendment

"Tthe 1st Amendment shouldn't protect vile bigots."


Noted Constitutional scholar Piers Morgan, CNN's pathetic replacement for Larry King, enjoys telling Americans how much of the Bill of Rights he doesn't want them to have.

It's like having a living reminder of why we had a revolution in the first place in the last place on CNN's last place network.

There are few people who genuinely believe in an absolute First Amendment, but don't believe in the Second Amendment. Despite myths to the contrary, the ACLU doesn't believe in an absolute First Amendment. They do take strategic cases that give people that impression.

Piers Morgan, coming out of a European milieu, where there are no absolute rights and freedom of speech is subject to politically correct censorship, has nothing to restrain him except the humility he doesn't have.


Morgan's preening assertion is instructive. He doesn't care for "assault rifles," so he thinks they should be banned for everyone else. He doesn't enjoy "vile bigotry," so his instinct is to strip constitutional protections from people whose words cross that line -- as defined by Piers Morgan, of course.

But that's what we're dealing with here. It's a zero sum game for total control of public spaces. The First Amendment was meant to protect the neutrality of public spaces.

Liberals are fine with it when they don't have the commanding heights of public spaces. When they do, then it's time to ban anyone who disagrees.