Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What is my Right to Privacy?

How clearly defined is the right to privacy as a private citizen from government?

Nowhere in the Constitution is a Right to Privacy explicitly awarded, but yet, we all in one way or another feel entitled to some degree of privacy.

Since the instinctive draw to Privacy seems to be universal, we can look at Privacy as a natural [or in some circles, God-given] right.

To add to the ambiguity; government tends to acknowledge our privacy up to a pre-described point. A point past which we would be subject to the swift and all-encompassing fury of the government.

Boundaries exist but are not clearly defined, so what good are they to the citizens that are supposed to be corralled? How can we know if and when our privacy is being violated by government if the boundaries of our privacy is not clearly outlined?

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