Michael Hayden: “probable cause” is not in the 4th Amendment

In this disturbing exchange we see former head of the NSA, General Michael Hayden, argue with reporter Jonathan Landay that the words “probable cause” are not found in the Fourth Amendment. I don’t want to spoil the suprise for you, but “probable cause” is the measure for issuing a warrant in the Fourth Amendment. Of course, I would find this exceptionally humorous had not Bush recently appointed this man to be the new head of the CIA.

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  • largraf
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    "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."

  • largraf
    Reply

    Yes, thanks to Obama for firing him, and thanks also to Obama for the 171 THOUSAND military Veterans who lost their health benefits because of Obamacare. Let's see, 'where did I leave that vaseline?'

  • JimmyT132
    Reply

    You can leave the Vaseline in your night stand. I checked the VA health care website,
    there will be no change in cost or coverage in the VA system.
    Say, THERE's a little SOCIALISM that works in your favor, doesn't it? That evil, military hating Obama!

  • H. Skip Robinson
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    Don't you just love their arrogance. He loves to correct the questioner on a slight mistake in his question but just stood their without questioning his own answer on probably cause. Some of these guys must be pure sociopaths. No humility. I call it the fascist mentality. They cannot see their own imperfections and thus they are always correct.      

  • juan jose
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    In this disturbing exchange, we see
    former head of the NSA, General
    Michael Hayden, argue with reporter
    Jonathan Landay that the words
    "probable cause" are not found in
    the Fourth Amendment.  

    This may be true, in the schizoid
    parallel universe, in which Hayden
    inhabits.

    But let it be known, that the language
    of the true-blue 4th Amendment DOES
    include the requirement of "probable
     cause" for any "unreasonable search
    and seizure," which includes the dragnet
    capture and storage of all Americans'
    digital communications and trifling
    transactions, in addition to the same of
    many non-Americans by an entity of
    the US Government.

    HERE Is the 4th Amendment, in Its
    Entirety:

    THE 4TH AMENDMENT

    "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**,
    SUPPOSED BY OATH OF
    AFFIRMATION, AND PARTICULARLY
    DESCRIBING THE PLACE TO BE
    SEARCHED, AND PARTICULARLY
    THE PERSONS OR THINGS TO BE
    SEIZED."

    None of which the NSA's dragnet PRISM
    system is upholding, in any way, shape
    or form – they are simply availing
    themselves of EVERYTHING – and the
    founding laws and principles of the US
    Government, be damned!

    This news segment was broadcast
    before May 31, 2006. Keith Olbermann
    has long since been fired from his job as
    a news anchor on MSNBC, a cable news
    station which was then and is still widely
    criticized as being "out-of-touch" from
    "real American values," derisively and
    is humorously referred to as "MSLSD" by
    some.

    Yet, this "ultra Liberal" news outlet fired
    their anchorman, over his patriotic 
    expressions of disgust, at the illegal
    direction in which our government was
    headed, which he made very clear, nightly
    to millions of viewers in the US.

    Olbermann has since been blackballed by
    the industry and will never work in the
    MSM, ever again and he's now relegated
    to holding down two small jobs as a sports
    announcer on a little-watched program
    broadcast by ESPN-2, as well as on a TBS
    show that covers post-season baseball.

    There are no more anchormen to argue
    against the psychopathic liars in our
    government, who would take the current
    President to task, when it was he who
    ordered the recently-released report on
    CIA torture, to begin with; a report which
    reveals countless sick and disgusting
    violations of the Geneva Conventions by
    US military-intelligence personnel, carried
    out on a mass scale and conducted for
    over a decade – yet, in the words of
    former CIA agent, Ray McGovern, "[Obama]
    could not muster the courage to fire those
    who managed and carried out a…policy of
    torture on an industrial scale – much less try
    to find some way to hold senior officials of
    the Bush/Cheney administration
    accountable."  

    At least, there's still Ray McGovern, to write
    such articles for ConsortiumNews.com. 
     

  • Peter Piper
    Reply

    As per Cornell University Law School.
    The Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government.  It protects against arbitrary arrests, and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance, as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law.

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