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Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Crosses Threshold To Get White House Response

Submitted by on December 26, 2012 – 11:16 amOne Comment

A petition to deport CNN host Piers Morgan has now garnered far more signatures than needed to earn a response from the White House. The petition, posted on the White House’s “We The People” site, easily gathered 25,000 signatures within 30 days (the required number and timespan); in fact, as of last night (just four days after it was posted), the petition had over 68,000 signatures.

Morgan came under fire from conservatives after he took a hard line in support of gun control following the Newtown shooting. Morgan has since hosted several gun advocates on his show, sometimes calling them “stupid” and “idiot[s].”

The petition accuses Morgan of engaging “in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment,” undermining the Bill of Rights, and “exploiting” his public celebrity to do so. It demands that Morgan therefore be deported.

I’m no authority on immigration law, and I’m also not a particular fan of Morgan or his show; but I hope that contributing peacefully to a public debate  isn’t a deportable offense. Of course, the petition is unlikely to go anywhere.

This comes just months after several petitions calling for state succession successfully reached the signature threshold following President Barack Obama‘s reelection. Also, a petition for the US to build a Death Star recently hit the magic number of petitioners. And yet, the White House has not responded to either of these worthy causes.

What do you think of Morgan’s case?

[via Politico]

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