Saturday, May 18, 2013
“People need the nanny state occasionally.” - Piers Morgan, 11 March
“I’ve had some of the pro-gun lobbyists on here, saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them,” Morgan said. “I said, ‘Don’t be ridiculous! Your government won’t turn itself on you. …
“But, actually, this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.”
He continued, “I think what the IRS did is bordering on tyrannical behavior. I think what the Department of Justice has done to the AP is bordering on tyrannical behavior.” - Piers Morgan, 16 May
Was this a sea change on the part of our Hoplophobic buddy Piers? Or has overreaching Statism merely hit Piers in the emotional gut, touched on an issue where he has a personal stake? After all, the actions of the IRS, while not affecting him personally, leads him to envision a paradigm that could affect his bottom dollar, and his ability to afford armed security.