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Whatever happened to the right to be left alone?
Fox News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Posted on 11/28/2012 10:55:03 AM PST by jazusamo

Edited 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; cyberspace; internet; privacy

1 posted on 11/28/2012 10:55:09 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

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.....


2 posted on 11/28/2012 11:00:27 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo
The Right To Be Left Alone

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!

3 posted on 11/28/2012 11:02:12 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: jazusamo
The right to be left alone has been converted to a right to be protected by the government from being left "on your own."

“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re 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..

4 posted on 11/28/2012 11:06:51 AM PST by Maceman
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To: jazusamo
“If you like your current insurance ... you will keep your current insurance. No government takeover. Nobody’s changing what you got.”
5 posted on 11/28/2012 11:11:19 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jazusamo

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 !


6 posted on 11/28/2012 11:15:48 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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7 posted on 11/28/2012 11:16:53 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
The right to absolute privacy, enforced by Draconian state administered punishments?

All government employees have that right, it's part of their "public servant" package.

8 posted on 11/28/2012 11:27:34 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: jazusamo

We are now part of the collective, like it or not.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 11:28:25 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“and we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone.” - ANTHEM


10 posted on 11/28/2012 11:35:11 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jazusamo

[ Whatever happened to the right to be left alone? ]

That died about 1992...


11 posted on 11/28/2012 11:36:52 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: jazusamo
"I am with the South in life or in death, in victory or in defeat...... I believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government. They no longer acknowledge that all government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and inaugurate a servile insurrection, murder our men and dishonor our women. We propose no invasion of the North, no attack on them, and only ask to be left alone."

~~Major General Patrick Cleburne C.S.A.

12 posted on 11/28/2012 11:39:22 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jazusamo

I think Michelle said something about this back in ‘08...

Something about being forced to participate or something. I’ll look for the quote.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 11:40:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo

Found it:

“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. “


14 posted on 11/28/2012 11:44:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo

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.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 11:47:50 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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16 posted on 11/28/2012 11:56:53 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: MrB
Thanks...The Won is doing his best to make Mooshelle’s words come true.

Both of the turkey's seem to know what's best for all of us, doncha know? Pathetic.

17 posted on 11/28/2012 11:58:46 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

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.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 12:09:54 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CSM
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.

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.

19 posted on 11/28/2012 12:13:34 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: massgopguy

“Our name is Equality 7-2521”


20 posted on 11/28/2012 12:31:28 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: MrB

“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.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 12:48:47 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

That should read “left alone”.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 12:50:29 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: CSM

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?”


23 posted on 11/28/2012 1:08:18 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jazusamo
Re: “Whatever happened to the right to be left alone?”

Haven’t you heard?

Our Constitution has conveniently “evolved” once again.

24 posted on 11/28/2012 1:15:47 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: massgopguy

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....

;-)


25 posted on 11/28/2012 1:22:22 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: jazusamo
Whatever happened to the right to be left alone?

The last piece of that right was thrown in the garbage with the advent of the so-called "Patriot Act".

26 posted on 11/28/2012 3:56:56 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: jazusamo

Haven’t you heard? The 4th amendment is for abortion. that’s it.


27 posted on 11/29/2012 12:09:52 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: jazusamo

The “right to privacy”?
Didn’t the Supreme Court come up with that when they noticed an emanation from a penumbra back ‘73?


28 posted on 11/29/2012 12:14:57 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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