Banished for speaking out against the king.

Fascinating:

A British teenager who sent an e-mail to the White House calling President Obama a “pr*ck” was banned from the U.S. for life, The Sun reported Monday.

The FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, that his drunken insult was “unacceptable.”

OK, so we allow people into this country who are on record exhorting people to kill American soldiers and otherwise suggesting that violence against American citizens is a perfectly acceptable approach when they’re being invited to speak at our lovely universities, but if they send an e-mail calling President Obama a prick we ban them from the country for life?

Imagine with me, my friends, the glass-shattering howls of indignation and calls for impeachment/imprisonment/tarring-and-feathering that would have arisen from our oh-so-enlightened Left had any such action ever been considered under the Bush administration. I doubt any of us without hearing protection would have survived the eardrum ruptures.

Seriously, this is to be considered the appropriate response to something so banal as name-calling? If they’re this sensitive about what amounts to a drunken shout-out from the cheap seats, how are we to trust them to remain confidently in control when a real threat is made? Obama needs to direct the FBI to rescind its action and should direct the government’s attentions at the real issues facing us.

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