Skip to comments.Brutal: Ben Shapiro Crushes Piers Morgan on the First Amendment
Posted on 08/18/2017 11:31:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
Piers Morgan -- a citizen of the country America defeated in two wars to gain and retain our independence -- keeps telling Americans that our constitution is deficient. His usual target is the Second Amendment, but these days, he's going after the First Amendment, as well. In the wake of Charlottesville, Morgan's solution to hate speech is to ban it by amending and limiting free speech protections:
Conservative writer Ben Shapiro was having none of it, touching off this Twitter exchange, which predictably ended poorly for the pompous Brit. After Shapiro corrected his bad misrepresentation and ignorance of relevant caselaw, Morgan claimed to know more about the constitution than the Harvard-trained attorney. Things went downhill from there:
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Piers Morgan may be anti 2nd amendment, but he has been defending Trump.
So if it’s against the law to ‘incite violence’ with speech, then why does the constitution need to be amended?
But does anyone really care what little victories Ben Shapiro of all people has on twitter?
Unless he’s changed, Ben Shapiro has been a major never Trumper from the get go. I don’t care how conservative some pundits claim to be, if one of them hates my president he is my enemy.
I’ll take any victory we can get at this point.
The 1st Amendment protects free speech. All forms of free speech. But it doesn’t protect you from the consequences from your fellow citizens for what you say. Thus it promotes self-regulation.
Let idiots say horrible things. They will soon be horribly treated.
Is Piers tweeting for the ouster of the racist black Missouri state senator?
For punishment for Madonna?
Or is he just jumping on board the hysteria anarchist frenzy
I don’t understand the desire to make idiots whisper instead of shout.
I would rather know who the scum in our society is. I would think that for a person of color, quiet racists have to be a lot scarier than overt ones. With that said, I suspect a lot of people think we are all quiet racists even though a vast majority are not.
I don’t know if it was Ben Shapiro or Guy Benson? They both look alike I think
Personally I believe there are times when people should engage their brain before they open their mouth. Freedom of speech or not.
My favorite argument is that speech everyone agrees with does not need protection.
This is, like, the second time you've spazzed out at me for attacking a NeverTrumper.
Greetings! You must be a puny human.
As a corollary to your point, I never understood the reason to give so much attention to the crackpots and idiots of society. Racism is vile, and it is vile in part because it is idiotic. So why give so much attention to idiocy?
If I am not mistaken, many of these idiots had to travel long distances to get to Charlottesville, meaning, they couldn’t even recruit a couple dozen people from one city to push their assembly of hate they had to literally drive in and fly in from hundreds and even thousands of miles away. This should tell us volumes about the real nature of their “movement”. From a pool of 350 million they got, what, 60 or 80 jackals to show up. It is smaller than the number of people who would benefit from unisex bathrooms, but is given the attention of a million man march.
What we are seeing across the board is a lot of political attention being given to very very small minority opinions. And that is because these crackpot ideas are being given attention through violence. This country has always had some idiot racists, but they are and have been a small group. Why is a tiny neo-nazi march given so much attention in 2017? 40 years after they marched on Skokie? That is lunacy. Of course we should stand against hatred and racism. But we shouldn’t make amountains out of a clump of dirt either. These people are crackpot idiots and deserving of ridicule. They should not be elevated by making them appear more important than they are. Let them march (which is their right) and then let them scatter back into the wind.
Yes, but those who treat them horribly may not themselves break the law to do so!
We are losing all rule of law to communist situational ethics.
I’d say Bro. Kaepernick is Exhibit-A for someone reaping the consequences of misusing his right to free speech. We the people have, and are exercising OUR right to not patronize and support turdbrain, narcissistic athletes. Sux to be you, Kap. The NFL isn’t looking too shiny, either.
Morgan’s still a limpd*ck F-tard, no matter if he defends Trump or not.
He doesn’t get to determine what MY Constitution should say or MY Country does.
And his anti-2nd Amendment bullsh*t completely negates and overrides ANYTHING positive he may have to say about anything.
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