Deep constitutional thoughts from CNN’s (soon-to-be former?) foreign anchor:
Piers Morgan ✔ @piersmorgan
Just as the 2nd Amendment shouldn’t protect assault rifle devotees, so the 1st Amendment shouldn’t protect vile bigots. #PhilRobertson
Katie, Mary Katharine and Ed have all weighed in on the Duck Dynasty flap that’s dominated the political news cycle for the last 36 hours, so I won’t recapitulate the particulars — but Morgan’s preening assertion is instructive. He doesn’t care for “assault rifles,” so he thinks they should be banned for everyone else. He doesn’t enjoy “vile bigotry,” so his instinct is to strip constitutional protections from people whose words cross that line — as defined by Piers Morgan, of course.