Thursday, January 10, 2013

Observations 1.10

I've mentioned the petitions on the White House website plenty of times, some funny, some scary in their total ignorance, and some very serious. Here is the official response to the petition to deport Piers Morgan over his views on gun control. The video is President Obama's personal response to all the gun related petitions and at the bottom is a link to a video from "Piers Morgan Tonight" a few days ago in which wingnut radio host Alex Jones goes into full meltdown mode.

Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment
When Discussing the Second Amendment, Keep the First in Mind Too
By Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary

Thank you for participating in We the People to speak out on an issue that matters to you.

Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press -- fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy. Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment -- or any other matter of public concern.

We recognize that the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, sparked an intense, and at times emotional, national conversation about the steps we can take as a country to reduce gun violence. In fact, your petition is one of many on the issue, and President Obama personally responded by sharing his views on this important issue.

Published on Dec 21, 2012 by WhiteHouse

"How many chimpanzees can dance on the head of a pin?" Otherwise known as 'my name is Alex Jones and I have totally lost it.' You really need to watch this, CNN.