[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
I think everyone should have enough privacy to take a shit.
I don’t think anyone should have enough privacy to commit major crimes over and over again without being caught.
This is not an absolute subject. The question is where to draw the line.[/quote]
I think it?s even more complicated.
Sometimes it?s a good thing if people have enough privacy to commit major crimes over and over again. Depends on the crimes.
I mean cases like illegal producing and selling of alcohol, producing, selling or smuggling of cannabis, illegal abortions (if there are no legal options), prostitution, gambling, smuggling some slaves to safety, or even hiding one or two jews in your basement because some SA-troopers feel the need to lynch someone.
All of these things above could not happen anymore if there was no room to retreat from stupid public regulations. I believe that the society most people think they want would be a nightmare, if they really got it 100%.
As I have posted before, crime is very often a cultures way of dealing with its own contradictions and to play that important role it definitely needs some “privacy”.