Friday, March 08, 2013

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind......

Oh, dear. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted.
Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America's top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony.
“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.”
Earnest said Brennan had asked for a document from the National Archives that would demonstrate the U.S. is a nation of laws.
"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 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.
How ... symbolic?


Wraith said...

Political taqiyya.

Bustednuckles said...

Marcy is one serious patriot, she has been holding the governments feet to the fire for many years now and she is a master at digging up hard to find paper trails on the sonsabitches. She is also quite the investigative journalist and will keep digging on a story years after everyone else has forgotten about it, looking for that one piece of the puzzle. She scooped the New York Times on the Plame investigation.
She is also my hero for asking some bimbo reporter on national television while reporting on the Plame CIA agent fiasco whether or not she thought it was proper to impeach a president over a blow job.( her words)
You will never see her on television again because of that but that was fucking awesome. She doesn't mince words.

the botnet said...

Why not the Bible? I guess John "Haji" Brennan doesnt much care for the Book.

And the Constitution? The leftists have considered it null-and-void for years upon years. The guy just took an "oath" which appears null as well. Fuck Obama.