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Mark Steyn sounds off on CNN’s Piers Morgan

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Jeff Poor
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“It’s not very difficult, this,” Steyn continued. “How much longer are Americans going to have to put up with some snooty, hoity-toity foreigner coming on the airwaves and telling them everything that’s wrong with their country? Why should Americans have to put up with that? It’s completely ridiculous. President [George W.] Bush used to talk about the jobs Americans can’t do, why do we need to bring in some snooty foreigner with some annoying accent to just go on and tell Americans everything. Can’t Americans point out what’s wrong with their country on their own? Has it come to this — that we’ve got to import a special worker class to tell you Americans everything that sucks about America? That’s now a job for foreigners? This is ridiculous.”

Steyn explained that Morgan’s point of contention is in contradiction with the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But one of the conditions for visitor such as Morgan according to U.S. immigration law, Steyn says, is that “you have to say you support the Constitution.” (RELATED: Wall Street Journal columnist explains on Twitter how to deport Piers Morgan)

“So in that sense, it’s not just like a guy mouthing off about how he doesn’t like Snooki or whatever,” Steyn said. “The Second Amendment is there in the United States Constitution and as a condition of his immigration status in the United States — he did agree to [support the Constitution].”

While that is true for obtaining citizenship, swearing “to support and defend the Constitution” is not required for a permit to work in the United States. Morgan is not a U.S. citizen.

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