John Brennan Sworn In On Constitution Without Bill Of Rights, Not Bible

Newly confirmed Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan took his oath in a swearing ceremony that was highly unusual. Brennan was not sworn in on a Bible. He was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on a "first draft" of the Constitution, which does not contain the Bill of Rights.

The first draft included notations from George Washington. While this might sound historic and patriotic. It is anything but that.

So what is a "first draft" of the Constitution? According to Empty Wheel:

That means, when Brennan vowed to protect and defend the Constitution, he was swearing on one that did not include the First, Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Amendments — or any of the other Amendments now included in our Constitution. The Bill of Rights did not become part of our Constitution until 1791, 4 years after the Constitution that Brennan took his oath on.

I really don’t mean to be an a*****e about this. But these vows always carry a great deal of symbolism. And whether he meant to invoke this symbolism or not, the moment at which Brennan took over the CIA happened to exclude (in symbolic form, though presumably not legally) the key limits on governmental power that protect American citizens.

Here's how the White House pushed the symbolism of this ceremony:

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 gathered for 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 Bible has been used historically in the oath that one takes. The oath calls the God of the Bible to witness against the person taking the oath. This nonsense of swearing in on the Constitution, even the one that we hold to now as was done by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), or the Koran is utterly un-American and has not been done historically. The symbolism is clear: according to Brennan and the Obama administration, they will not swear to uphold American citizen's rights or State's rights, for that matter, in so cavalierly performing this mockery of an oath.

If you think this is unimportant, perhaps you weren't paying attention when Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was filibustering. I suggest you educate yourself a bit on that here.

Brennan has also been outed as a Muslim, which gives many cause for concern, seeing the growing calls for Shariah law, the State Department's attempts to recruit jihadists, the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration of U.S. government, as well as a Muslim sympathizer in the White House.

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  • 4USA2

    This is extremely serious when you add all the other BS going on with it. For starters we have Diane Feinstein saying it's "legal to hunt humans". Next add in all the Homeland security ammunition stockpiling (so much so, our military now can't get bullets and that goes for many of our local law enforcement departments also). And, 2 billion bullets is enough to kill all people in this country, 5 times. Add to that, this administration is hell bent on taking away our gun rights (disarming us). Add to that the Federal Reserve has printed over 2 trillion dollars now, to buy up bad debt in this they have DEVALUED the American dollar big time! Add to that, jobs are NOT plentiful as they would like you to believe. Add to that they want to TAX TAX TAX more, and love the idea we all end up with nothing while government gets fatter. Add to that half this country is on food stamps. Add to that, states like California already have almost equal "more takers than makers". Add to that our government is spending money on things like "the study of Duck's dicks" seriously! Add to that our healthcare system is being taken over. Add to that we have an unvetted man living in our White House who verbally said to a reporter on TV during his 2008 campaign that "he had no allegiance to the American Flag". Now go back to John Brennan who has taken his oath of office with NO BILL OF RIGHTS under his palm! Yes, God help us.... BUT We need more than just praying, friends... we have got to start wising people up. I honestly believe the majority of people in this country are walking around with a blind eye to what is going on. Granted, everybody is busy and doing their thing but we need some BIG VOICES out there "telling it like it is" starting ASAP. We are being taken over, no doubt about that.... and it will be done before people realize it if we all don't start rocking this boat right now. Every one of us can e-mail our representatives but you also can send e-mails to John Boehner without living in his state and Senator Rand Paul lets people write him without living in his state. It isn't just contacting government people,'s all of us forwarding and speaking out. We are living in fear of "speaking out" because freedom of speach is on the chopping block and we know the government is spying on everything we do. I may not quote this quite right but "evil can only triumph when good men do nothing". We have to not be afraid! The wonderful internet reporters can't do it alone...let's find ways we can help!

  • Bernie from Planck's Constant

    Very clever, avoids offending Muslims by not swearing oath on Bible and dissembles his true allegiance by not swearing oath on Quran.

    btw, I linked to your article from mine: Muslim CIA Chief Brennan Refuses to Take Oath Of Office With Bible.

  • digdeeper

    An oath is calling God as your witness to a promise. It is made on God's book...the Bible. Anything else is a mockery and a fraud. These people have not taken an oath...we shouldn't be surprised when they continue the destruction of our country and liberty with their tyranny. If you don't want to take an oath on the Bible, a promise of their loyalty to our Constitution, with God as their witness, then that should be an immediate disqualifyer for the job.

  • Jeffrey Gerolmo

    Brennan won't swear on the bible to insult most Americans and show he has no intention protecting our way of life , most sacred traditions or most respected institutions .

  • Katy

    The Constitution sans Bill of Rights is not really a "first draft."

    It was the original Constitution, as it was ratified and as it went into effect in 1789.

    The Bill of Rights - or first 10 amendments - did not go into effect until 2 years later (oddly enough, even this writer's source was wrong).

    Sadly, Mr. Tim brown has chosen to spread propaganda without taking a basic civics lesson. Oh well, getting idiots angry is more important than book learnin'...

  • faouzi

    We Muslims if we die on Islam will enter Paradise and enjoy all the Shii women and wine or infidel stints in fire forever