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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 06:13 AM

34. Sorry for the confussion over "private land"

They were not scare quotes but to indicate that private land is not just land owned by private individuals but also that by businesses. I should have been clearer.

Pot was used because that was your original example. One reason I changed the plant to opium in the last section was precisely because I, like you, think pot should be legal. Of you use "opium" or "coca" on every case where I used "pot" can you see what I am driving at?

If you think that using drugs are a bad example, what about the plot of the Hitchcock film "Rear Window"? What if the James Stewart character had been a cop; would his observation of a crime have been unconstitutional?

All of the current furore over privacy is something that needs to be thought about deeply rather than just declaring that such invasions of privacy are unconstitutional because you think they should be unconstitutional. A lot of the time I have been playing devils advocate because it is useless talking only to an echo chamber.

Unless you and other like you start thinking about privacy then the metaphorical penalty is that Government, businesses and individuals could get away with murder.

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