Bullets & Bourbon > Speakers > Ed Morrissey
On the 2nd Amendment, or rather the lack of one in Iran, Ed Morrissey has stated:
“That is one of the reasons that he founding fathers of this country included the right to keep and bear arms in the Constitution, right after the right to free speech, religious practice, and peaceable assembly. In fact, it meant to guarantee that Americans could expect those other rights to continue unmolested — rights that [have] proved yet again that the Iranian people do not have under this regime of mullahs.”
“Supporters of the 2nd Amendment offer these reminders whenever oppression makes itself obvious in the world, to help Americans recall the value of the Bill of Rights and the exceptional place it has in human history.”
When Ed Morrissey first launched the conservative political blog “Captain’s Quarters” in October 2003, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, “Captain Ed”, as he is known to his readers, rode his prolific essays about national politics, foreign policy, the presidential election, and the failings of the mainstream media to the vanguard of the New Media movement.
Edward Morrissey’s efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach; most recently, his revelations about secret testimony in a Canadian political scandal threatened to topple the Liberal Party government. Captain’s Quarters has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as CNN and its former head of programming, Eason Jordan, who resigned under pressure from the New Media for his unsubstantiated allegations about assassination plots by the US military to target journalists in war zones. Ed Morrissey also writes extensively on First Amendment issues for the blogosphere and is one of the original signatories for the Online Coalition, a nonpartisan group of bloggers which demands equal treatment for New Media citizen journalists as their corporate brethren ofthe mainstream news outlets.