Skip to comments.Whatever happened to the right to be left alone?
Posted on 11/28/2012 10:55:03 AM PST by jazusamoEdited on 11/28/2012 11:25:35 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written in order to keep the government from invading the right to be left alone--today known as the right to privacy. The Framers who wrote the Constitution, and Jefferson and his colleagues who insisted on the Fourth amendment among others, had suffered grievously at the hands of the British king and his soldiers.
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They’ll eventually “leave you alone”....it just depends on your ideology, how attached to your money you are, and whether they have you in a cell somewhere.....
What the hell kind of garbage is this?. You have no right to be left alone.
You're too stupid to be left to your own devices. Why, you could make the wrong decision.
Leave the thinking to our brilliant and well meaning progressive overloards.
Now get back to work and pay your taxes serf!
The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we dont work even harder than we did in 2008, then were going to have a government that tells the American people, you are on your own, Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel..
They won’t even leave you alone when you die ! what makes a person think they will be left alone while they are living ...
Or in most cases these days Existing !
All government employees have that right, it's part of their "public servant" package.
We are now part of the collective, like it or not.
“and we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone.” - ANTHEM
[ Whatever happened to the right to be left alone? ]
That died about 1992...
~~Major General Patrick Cleburne C.S.A.
I think Michelle said something about this back in ‘08...
Something about being forced to participate or something. I’ll look for the quote.
“He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed. “
It was destroyed by the war on tobacco and the war on some drugs. I’ve seen quite a lot of its advocacy and celebrations of its destruction right here on FR.
Both of the turkey's seem to know what's best for all of us, doncha know? Pathetic.
The wording at the time disturbed me.
“He is going to demand...not allow...”
Of course, when I asked my lib-in-laws about this wording and what she meant by it, they gave her the full benefit of the doubt for her benevolence.
You'll see no shortage of those hypocrites. Lots of chest thumping about "freedom" until being confronted with not forcing people to live the way they want them to. Take a look at some of the posts around 2003-2005. God help you if you warned about how big and intrusive government was becoming. But when the other team in this retarded football game gets power, it's suddenly okay to pretend to be for small non intrusive government again.
“Our name is Equality 7-2521”
“Doctor Zhivago” was about a man who just wanted to be left during the Russian Revolution. This made him an enemy of the new order, which informed him,
“The personal life is dead. History has killed it.”
Look up the author Boris Pasternak & what Khrushchev and the KGB did to him for writing this novel.
That should read “left alone”.
There I was in 1977 sitting the front of my Philosophy of Education class at Bentley College. The professor was introducing us to Plato’s Republic and there I was in my “ANTHEM” tee shirt (it was the name of my band) and she just stopped and said “oh, YOU read Ayn Rand?”
Haven’t you heard?
Our Constitution has conveniently “evolved” once again.
Haha! Good one. I’d be interested in hearing if your professor ever got to the part where even Plato admitted that his utopian republic was not possible. My bet is she stopped short of that aspect....
The last piece of that right was thrown in the garbage with the advent of the so-called "Patriot Act".
Haven’t you heard? The 4th amendment is for abortion. that’s it.
The “right to privacy”?
Didn’t the Supreme Court come up with that when they noticed an emanation from a penumbra back ‘73?
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