CIA Head Sworn In On Draft Constitution WITHOUT Bill of Rights

Stunning Symbolism

The government has absolutely shred the Bill of Rights in the last decade or so.

New CIA boss John Brennan endorses torture, assassination of unidentified strangers (including Americans) without due process, and spying on all Americans.

As such, it is fitting that Mr. Brennan specially requested that he be sworn in on a draft of the Constitution lacking the Bill of Rights.

A draft which doesn’t even begin with the famous preamble we all know and love:

We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America ….

But rather starts with:

We the People of the States of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia, do ordain, declare and establish the following Constitution for the Government of Ourselves and our Posterity….

That has a very different tone from the final version of the Constitution. And again, this version has no Bill of Rights.

Here’s the actual draft Brennan swore in on, courtesy of the National Archives (click any image for larger view):

The handwriting is that of George Washington.

Washington was a brave leader (but a terrible general). More importantly, he was one man … and the whole idea of the Bill of Rights is that the people have inalienable rights – e.g. no deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law – which cannot be taken away by any leader … including the president or the head of the CIA.

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  • andhowe

    re Brennan: and none of the rest of the amendments, either

  • nveric

    While somewhat understandable, using the phrase Bill of Rights may be the wrong way of looking at our federal system of government. As Madison cautioned then, focus on a few rights, leads one to think these rights are given to the People by the government, rather than outlining specific areas where the government may not tread.

    Maintaining the truth of the relationship between citizens and their government is the only sound position there can ever be. Eroding that relationship is no way for a citizen consider despite what the federal government does or attempts to do.

    Thoughts have consequences. Thinking from a lowered position makes the struggle harder. No government grants rights or freedoms, because all are inherent and inseparable from a person. Those given or loaned to a government are only those listed in constitutions, and theoretically what’s required to implement a constitution. All remaining rights are retained and can never be taken away. This is basic foundational stuff or “It’s the way the World works.” Regardless of what any government may claim, your power concerning your retained rights is absolute. Legislation or executive orders must fall outside what has been retained. This is a continual battle and never has a break.

    Our system depends on the integrity towards retained rights by those in a government. No system can ever be perfect; continual oversight is required until humans become angels. Holding your position is the least you can do. Every law passed is still required to be Constitutional. Generations of Americans have let little bits slip away, while some areas have been strengthened. But, these slips don’t mean they’re losses, as our system is adjustable. However, as rosy as I may make it sound, these things require active and continual countering. Governments naturally become more oppressive over time, and require a reset when enough people make it there business and are willing to exercise their highest right. No legitimate government can disregard the actions taken by an absolute majority of citizens.

    This is a sound basis of how our system must be perceived, because its how it was started and understood so. No change whatsoever, has ever been made to alter this perception. Legislation can never change this. Executive orders have no effect and are powerless – void. Supreme Courts likewise have no say in diminishing our inherent rights, even though they attempt to.

    • Kim

      This is outrageous! Why are Americans letting this happen?!!!! This is not America as we know it folks! Once we allow the government to start “ignoring” parts of the constitution and bill of rights its all down hill from here. I am outraged and demand Obama answer why this is ok — because its not! If Obama is the Christian he claims why wasnt this swearing in on a Bible??!!!

  • Anonymous Coward

    “Mr Brennan, we’re going to need you to take the oath, again. No fraud, this time, OK?”

  • gozounlimited

    What about the other 36 states not included in the draft? Are they exempt?

  • gozounlimited

    What about the other 36 states not included in the draft? Are they exempt?

  • HS

    I swear there is an office, deep in the bowels of a place like Harvard or the Pentagon, where the daily propaganda for the MSM is created. I imagine that the work of this office is rather mind numbing, so to keep things interesting they pull stunts like this and wager on whether anybody will even notice.

    • Thomas

      Who gives a crap about this article?

  • wunsacon

    Begun the drone wars have!

  • wunsacon

    Begun the drone wars have!

  • wunsacon

    Begun the drone wars have!

  • nveric

    Oaths have no enforcement mechanism other than the integrity of the oath taker.