Either the people in the Obama administration are the smartest people since Einstein and they deliberately had John Brennan take the oath of office on a draft of the constitution that is missing the bill of rights, or they really are as dumb as soap. Take your pick. Neither answer gives much comfort.
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 outthat 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? (Read More)
Of course, as you can see in the official above, Biden was involved, so maybe it really was an honest mistake. Now where did I put those Tums?
Update: This may or may not be related, but the Air Force has scrubbed all statistics regarding drone strikes from the public record. Hmmm.