Message to 110,000 Americans: we don’t want Piers Moron back!
THERE’S a campaign over in the US to get Piers Morgan deported. The White House has an online petitions system and once they get 25,000 signatures then they promise to, well, to say something about it, at least. As you can see here, it’s well past that number now. (Curent tally: 109, 334.)
What’s got them all riled up is that he said that the gun laws over there are silly. Maybe they indeed are, but they are US laws and there’s a lot of USians who are quite attached to them. And they do indeed take great care of parts of that Constitution of theirs.
Maybe it is actually silly that just about anyone is allowed to have a gun and ammo. Certainly there are a number of people shot dead each years as a result. But that’s not how some goodly portion of them actually think. (recent surveys show that 50% or more want weaker gun control laws over there). Their founding fable is, after all, that the good honest Joes rose up and killed enough of us Brits that we gave up and left.
In American terms, gun control is a bit like imploring the the Welsh to like the English, the English to like the French, or anyone at all to like the Germans. Just doesn’t fit in with the basic underlying ideas of the society.
So Piers is onto a bit of a loser there as far as advocating gun control is concerned. Which is why the petition. There is one other problem though:
In response to the petition, Jeremy Clarkson, the British Top Gear presenter, added on Twitter: ‘Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleease don’t send him back.’
Quite. Would we actually let him back in if they threw him out? Doubtful really…
Note: A campaign to get the US to keep him is also underway:
We got rid of him once and why should we have to suffer again. The Americans wanted him so they should put up with him. We washed our hands of him a long time ago.
Theresa May, Home Secretary
Stop Piers Morgan from being deported back to the UK from America
What about a compromise, somewhere in between the US and the UK, like Camp Gitmo?