The argument in defense of Government canvasing the public, not unlike the Commerce of Business, continues to build upon the calculated dismantling of key Amendments contained within the Bill of Rights.
Shaping the offensive argument based on the premise of a Need to Know is an anathema to fundamental rights of the Sovereign Individual; after all, what possible check on the abuse of power is possible in the face of so comprehensive a self-prescribed mandate as this?
Rarely discussed and often ignored is the 9th Amendment;
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
In other words; the fact that a right is not enumerated does not mean that it doesn’t exist however the context is far more expansive than this; the “unalienable right” of the Individual requires no context; it is the risk of intrusion that creates the conflict and the context and not the Individuals opposition to it and this is because the Forefathers concept of Freedom and Liberty was absolute as was their understanding of Government left to the intemperate risk of divisiveness.
Whether it be Government intrusion by way of claiming the right to know or commercial data-mining under the premise of public domain the fact remains that these assertions are merely claims made to support the continuance of a data-centered marketplace and have no Constitutional Basis; they are, in fact, mere fabrications inserted into law for prescriptive purposes.
The advancing of technology may make the mining of data a far more efficient process however the piracy of intrusion remains precisely what it is; a direct and specific attack on the Unalienable “Right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” and it is the responsibility of all three Branches of Government to preserve this standard and clearly not the intent of the Founders that Government be regularly solicited, by vested interests, to destroy them.
“Man must be Free for Independence to be at Liberty to be Expressed!”
Curtis C. Greco, Founder