These examples and many others demonstrate an alarming trend whereby the privacy and dignity of our citizens is being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of man's life at will.
I determined to spend the Remainder of my Days in Privacy and Retirement with my Children, from whose Society alone I cou'd expect Comfort.george mason
Privacy is a privilege not granted to the aged or the young.Margaret Laurence
That should assure us of at least forty-five minutes of undisturbed Privacy.dorothy parker
I shall never write an autobiography, I'm much too jealous of my Privacy for that.nadine gordimer
I think if you look at the general public, if you can catch - I mean, yes, there's always risk to Privacy. Because when you look at data going; you can't know "oh, that's a terrorist" and "that's not a terrorist", you probably have to look at more people to find who is a potential terrorist. But I think that you cannot belittle the need to use all possible means to avoid if only one terrorist attack.Freedom of expression online: Interplay of human rights and ICT (a Greens-EFa public hearing), the European Parliament, May 05 2011 [rtmpt://188.8.131.52:80/vod/20110505_feo_part2.f4v]
The grandest of heroic deeds are those which are performed within four walls and in domestic Privacy.jean paul
There is a sacred realm of Privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions—a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude.Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, Look magazine (March 17, 1959)
It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of Privacy.Isaac Asimov
Gays have become colossal bores. Once interesting and iconoclastic, all they seem to crave nowadays is the State’s pension and seal of approval. They ought to go back to the days of the Stonewall Riots, when the police’s violations of Privacy and private property were the object of their anger and activism.ilana mercer
In shallow shoals, English soles do it Goldfish in the Privacy of bowls do it.Cole Porter
An American has no sense of Privacy . He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country.George Bernard Shaw
Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her Privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.john updike
As you are aware, this firm represents Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. and Glenn Beck. Despite our letter yesterday demanding that you delete the Defamatory Domain, suspend and/or terminate your provision of WhoisGuard Privacy protection services to the unknown individual who sought to register the domain, and provide us with information identifying the unknown individual, we note that as of Friday, September 4, 2009 at approximately 6:35 EDT, the Defamatory Domain remains active.Letter from lawyers for Glenn Beck to registrar of website; cited in — Cook, John (September 9, 2009). "Glenn Beck, PR Genius, Spreads the False Rumor He Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990". Gawker (Gawker Media). Retrieved on 2009-10-04.
This right of Privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy....[T]he word 'person', as used in the 14th Amendment, does not include the unborn.Harry Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court, author of majority opinion in (1973).
Gays have become colossal bores. Once interesting and iconoclastic, all they seem to crave nowadays is the State’s pension and seal of approval. They ought to go back to the days of the Stonewall Riots, when the police’s violations of Privacy and private property were the object of their anger and activism."'Brokeback Mountain' Revisited," WorldNetDaily.com, June 9, 2006.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and Privacy.Edward P. Morgan, in Clearing the Air (1963), p. 4.
The people, the ultimate governors, must have absolute freedom of, and therefore Privacy of, their individual opinions and beliefs regardless of how suspect or strange they may appear to others. Ancillary to that principle is the conclusion that an individual must also have absolute Privacy over whatever information he may generate in the course of testing his opinions and beliefs.William O. Douglas, (Branzburg v. Hayes, 1972).
Among the principles in place that have seemed to work for us are individual freedom of expression (especially for those whose expression offends us) and a strong individual guarantee of Privacy in our First Amendment-protected communications.Mike Godwin (2003). Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. p. 16. ISBN 0812928342.
There are those who argue that the right to Privacy is of [a] higher order than the right to life ... that was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside your right to be concerned.Jesse Jackson, U.S. civil rights activist, now in favor of legal abortion, in National Right to Life News, (January, 1977).
Civilization is the progress toward a society of Privacy . The savage's whole existence is public , ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.Ayn Rand, in Patrick Lee Plaisance Media Ethics: Key Principles for Responsible Practice, SAGE Publications Inc, 2009, p.176
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