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Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution—without Bill of Rights

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Olivier Knox
Yahoo News [1]
March 8, 2013

“There’s one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington’s personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.”

“Director Brennan told the president that he made the request to the archives because he wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the rule of law as he took the oath of office as director of the CIA,” Earnest said.

The Constitution itself went into effect in 1789. But troublemaking blogger Marcy Wheeler points out [2]that what was missing from the Constitution in 1787 is also quite symbolic: The Bill of Rights, which did not officially go into effect until December 1791 after ratification by states. (Caution: Marcy’s post has some strong language.)

That means: No freedom of speech and of the press, no right to bear arms, no Fourth Amendment ban on “unreasonable searches and seizures,” and no right to a jury trial.

Full story here. [1]

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[1] Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/brennan-takes-oath-constitution-without-bill-rights-205110620.html

[2] troublemaking blogger Marcy Wheeler points out : http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/03/08/john-brennan-sworn-in-as-cia-director-using-constitution-lacking-bill-of-rights/

[3] Hijacking the Constitution and the Bill of Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hijacking-the-constitution-and-the-bill-of-rights.html

[4] In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-graduate-thesis-john-brennan-argued-for-government-censorship-%e2%80%98too-much-freedom-is-possible%e2%80%99.html

[5] What the Constitution Says – Were Senator Paul’s Rights Violated When He Was Detained by TSA?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-the-constitution-says-%e2%80%93-were-senator-paul%e2%80%99s-rights-violated-when-he-was-detained-by-tsa.html

[6] America: Throw Out Time Magazine And The New York Times, Not Your Constitution And Bill of Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/america-throw-out-time-magazine-and-the-new-york-times-not-your-constitution-and-bill-of-rights.html

[7] John Brennan: The Nexus of Torture and Drone Assassinations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-brennan-the-nexus-of-torture-and-drone-assassinations.html

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