We were talking about this in last night’s class. It didn’t occur to me at the time but after dwelling on it for a while it hit me. There is NO liberty without privacy. Imagine a perfect world without privacy. What if I wanted to keep something to myself or have some privacy? I wouldn’t have the liberty to be because I couldn’t make that choice in such a world. Hence, there is no room for liberty. If everyone knew everything life would be a one way track, dull and repetitive. There would be no “new” ideas because all new things start off private. Privacy is without question integrated in our world whether we like it or not. To not protect it would go against everything it means to be human. We need to educate people the best we can to be ethical, without eliminating aspects of privacy. Sure you’re going to run some risks, like people keeping potentially hurtful or dangerous things private, but what’s the alternative? Without privacy we’d be no different than a rock or a tree. We’d be soulless.