1994-02-25 - Re: Clipper Death Threat

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From: “LYLE, DAVID R.” <lyled@pentagon-emh9.army.mil>
To: Mike Godwin <mnemonic@eff.org>
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Message ID: <2D6E671D@Pentagon-EMH9.army.mil>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-02-25 17:59:22 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 25 Feb 94 09:59:22 PST

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From: "LYLE, DAVID R." <lyled@pentagon-emh9.army.mil>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 94 09:59:22 PST
To: Mike Godwin <mnemonic@eff.org>
Subject: Re: Clipper Death Threat
Message-ID: <2D6E671D@Pentagon-EMH9.army.mil>
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 -->> >
 -->> >  -->3.  Why we have a right to strong encryption.
 -->> >
 -->> > Actually, our constitution does not say we have the right to private
 -->> > communication.  It would be nice, but it's not a right.
 -->The Supreme Court disagrees with David in cases ranging from
 -->NAACP v. Alabama to Griswold v. Connecticut.

Perhaps so, but the Supreme Court saying something does not a "right" make. 
 Free speech is a right which does NOT allow anyone to say anything they 
wish, and it does not guarantee privacy from government interferance so long 
as there is probable cause for law enforcement to interfere.

Remember as well, you must ASK the government for permission to sue it, 
which is how something gets to the Supreme Court, after possibly years of 

Not to mention that many agencies don't NEED ANY approval to take actions. 
 Notice the FBI/CIA recent mole... they have not been found guilty, yet 
every belonging has been forfeited.  Of course, everyone's "pretty sure" 
they're guilty, but ...

 - My opinions are mine alone-