Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Outdating The Bill Of Rights: The Owning Of Piers Morgan

I still haven't bothered opening a Twitter account because I have a hard enough time limiting a blog post to 140 words, let along 140 characters. But between my job and my Facebook account I still read plenty of Twitter feeds, and wanted to share this little exchange between Piers Morgan, who hates guns so much he hallucinates new words into the constitution about them, and Carol Roth, my  heroine du jour even though I have no idea who she is and never heard of her before today:
Piers Morgan: The 2nd amendment was devised with muskets in mind, not high-powered handguns & assault rifles. Fact.

Carol Roth: It was devised 4 people 2b able 2 protect themselves w same type of weaponry used by those from whom they might need protection

Piers Morgan: Where exactly does it say that in the Constitution - must have missed it?

Carol Roth: Right next to the word "muskets."

Of course, I've heard variants of Morgan's argument before: the second amendment was written in the eighteenth century; ergo it only applies to eighteenth-century technology. By that argument, freedom of the press should not apply to photocopiers, let alone the Internet:
The first amendment press-freedom thing was designed with hand-cranked printing presses in mind, not cable TV stations and the high-powered Internet. Fact.

3 Comments:

Blogger Fred Kiesche said...

Well, Piers Morgan is an idiot. And if Jeff can restrain himself to 140 characters, you'll do fine.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Master Doh-San said...

If guns cause crime, do microphones cause stupidity?

10:31 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

Hammers don't cause nails, but they do make it much easier to drive them into a board.

2:56 PM  

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