On Friday morning, John Brennan was sworn in as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The private ceremony shut out the media and only a few pictures were released by the White House. But Brennan chose to swear in not on a Bible, but an original draft copy of the Constitution that omits the Bill of Rights. 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, four years after the Constitution that Brennan took his oath on.

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