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When Obama security adviser John Brennan was sworn into office as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, he put his hand not on a Bible, but on a copy of the Constitution â€“ before it included the Bill of Rights.
The White House said of the controversial appointee, whose position in office was filibustered by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul this week for nearly 13 hours, â€śBrennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution, dating from 1787, which has George Washingtonâ€™s personal handwriting and annotations on it.â€ť
A report in the Weekly Standard said Vice President Joe Biden performed the ceremony in the White House Roosevelt Room....
jpw wrote: according to Yahoo news, the original constitution that was used did not include the bill of rights. (which was ratified a few years later). ....such as freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, and right to fair trial. ---
June 21, 1788, New Hampshire becomes the 9th State to ratify, thus completing ratification. Because many delegates felt there was insufficient protection of individual rights, ratification was done only on the promise that these protections would be added. 12 were proposed, 10 accepted in September 1789, ratified effective December 1791. There would never have been a Constitution had there not been a forthcoming Bill of Rights.
according to Yahoo news, the original constitution that was used did not include the bill of rights. (which was ratified a few years later).
....such as freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, and right to fair trial.
Lindsay Graham in promotion of the NDAA had said at the time on the Senate floor.... "and when they say, 'I want my lawyer', you tell them 'shut up. you don't get a lawyer.'"
while Romney defended the NDAA position (and had also brought taxpayer abortion and gay marriage to his state) and Ron Paul's campaign was fueled by a pro-bill of rights position.
Here we are a year later, with Rand Paul filibustering while McCain and Lindsay Graham shared a meal with the pres. After enjoying their meal, return to Congress the next morning. McCain said, "calm down Senator, the US government cannot randomly target US citizens." And Graham that he was disappointed in the Senators that participated in the filibuster and he voted for nomination.
Seems not differences between the two parties, but rather within the Republican party.
Train wrote: â€śBrennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution, dating from 1787, which has George Washingtonâ€™s personal handwriting and annotations on it.â€ť I wonder why they emphasise the date and the personal handwriting of Washington? Surely they don't believe it has some "magical" (spiritual)? effect on the swearing in? Nobody could be that stupid could they? But they seem to be convinced of some obscure power within this entirely human book. Idolatry?? "Ro 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools"
WND also ran an article recently where they interviewed government officials who worked with Brennan in the Middle East. They reported that Brennan converted to Islam while serving there. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the reports, but this does lend it redence.