Darxus

[politics] Then Director of the NSA states the 4th Ammendment says nothing about Probable Cause.

[politics] Then Director of the NSA states the 4th Ammendment says nothing about Probable Cause.

Previous Entry Add to Memories Share this! Next Entry
2009-09-29
QUESTION: But the measure is probable cause, I believe.
GEN. HAYDEN: The [4th] amendment says unreasonable search and seizure.
QUESTION: But does it not say probable --
GEN. HAYDEN: No.
- Then Director of National Intelligence (the NSA), General Michael V. Hayden, 1/23/06, on his own website: http://web.archive.org/web/20060208041725/http://www.dni.gov/release_letter_012306.html
(It has since been taken off of dni.gov. Love archive.org.)

And for reference:
Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
  • It's so nice to know that the people 'defending our rights' know so little about them...
  • It's a natural extension of the overriding philosophy of our current government and culture that there are no property rights. And that we live at the whim of others.
Powered by LiveJournal.com