The New Constitution: Amendment VI – right to privacy

Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

The New Constitution

Amendment VI

All individuals shall enjoy the right to privacy and freedom from surveillance by governmental, corporate, commercial or other private or public entities.

Rationale

The question of the Federal government’s advanced spy program has been very much in the news lately, and the American public has been subjected for years to increasingly intrusive and sophisticated “data mining” on the part of our business sector. Worse, there is ample reason to suspect a disturbing level of collusion between government and the private sector, with the result being that far more is known about the private activities of citizens than is appropriate in a free nation.

These things must stop. If citizens choose to disclose this information, that is their right, but their privacy should never be invaded against their will, absent probable cause or consent.

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Index: The New Constitution Series

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