Saturday, April 29, 2017

CIA Director Pompeo Doesn't Understand the First Amendment

Via Billy


You would think that by the time a person becomes the Director of the CIA, he would have a correct understanding of the Constitution, which is the founding document of the federal government, which the CIA is part of. This should be especially true when the CIA Director is a former member of Congress, a graduate of West Point, and the holder of a law degree from Harvard.

Embarrassingly, such is not the case with CIA Director and former U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo. In a speech delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Pompeo demonstrated a woeful lack of understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically the First Amendment.

Referring to his belief that WikiLeaks official Julian Assange, who is a citizen of Australia, should be indicted and prosecuted by the U.S. government for revealing secrets of the U.S. national-security establishment, Pompeo stated:


  1. Of course, he doesn't care what the Constitution may have to say, he is like Bush, and thinks that it is nothing but a GD piece of paper.


    1. After all, Presidential edicts work fine.

  2. Much ado about semantics. Pompeo should have said that Assange's speech is not protected by the First Amendment because he is not a US citizen. Instead he referred to it as "freedom" prompting senseless babble from Ron Paul. A little more tolerance, and common sense, would be appreciated.