James Clapper on the “Magic of the Constitution”

February 23rd, 2014

A fitting (?) tribute to the Constitution in the waiting area outside Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office:

Covering nearly an entire wall of the waiting area outside Clapper’s office is a wooden relief sculpture dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. It contains a flag, a rendition of the constitutional assembly, and a copy of the document itself. It also has a plaque that reads, “What is the magic of the Constitution? The magic is how it states: We, the people. For the first time in history, government was about the people, not about the leader.”

Lawyers often joke about the Constitution being wooden and inflexible to meet the demands of a changing society. Clapper is just trolling now.