|The Header for the show for host Piers Morgan.|
|The Announcement of the Stamp Act|
Particularly for Morgan was his out spoken and strident conversation on the show about guns in America. Now, FYI I am not an American who likes guns. I don't claim never to have fired a gun, but I am not interested in doing so again, and I believe the gun debate on both sides of the battle lines is generally feeding upon the frenzy and not reality. However, most Americans accept that there will be guns in the United States. So both sides are arguing the limits therein rather than the legality of ownership or sale. Citizens in the United States have long debated the issues of gun rights, with advocacy groups on both sides trying to score protections or limits on the use and ownership of types of guns rather than all of them.
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However, Piers Morgan doesn't agree with ownership of guns, and believes Americans are wrong for allowing it. As such he is massively out of step with common thought in the United States. But we tolerate people with different ideas, even accept that they are part of free speech. The problem isn't that Americans disagree with Morgan on the subject, it is that he seemed to refuse to see any truth in any view, outside of his own experience.
|Valley Forge was to test the American will.|
|Washington crossing the Delaware River while standing in a boat which might be dangerous, you know.|
The United States was born in revolution, and it is upon that backdrop that Piers Morgan fails. He comes from a different culture, where freedoms are not an expectation but a grant. The Americans who hold guns dear do not love the state, they do not love the idea of big governments and powerful armies. The believe themselves to be the backbone of the American people. And the freedoms they believe in, to them, flow from the gun. Do I agree? It doesn't matter. Piers Morgan was telling a country that is fully armed that they were wrong and foolish to own guns. The American people, however flawed, saw the debate as being our former master telling us we shouldn't be arming ourselves, it might lead to independent thinking.
I'll be called a Libertarian for this, by some, but they should know, my political voting record has seen more votes for Democrats than Republicans, and more third party than either of those, and almost none were cast in a one party ballot. My point here is to say CNN's audience was rubbed wrong, repeatedly. I didn't care for his imperious nature, but didn't, honestly, have an issue with his anti-gun fetish. I knew, however, that he would hang himself with his own noose by saying what he did.