The Right to Privacy

The government is moving rapidly toward eliminating paper money. Take a $100 bill to Starbucks or CVS and they look at you strangely. They say most people pay with cards. They rarely have change.

From the government perspective, absolutely everything you buy and where you are is now tracked and retained historically. They no longer need search warrants. They just tell Google we want this and they provide it right down to what you have searched. There is no right to privacy anymore.

The right to privacy was about government trying to regulate how you had sex. A licensed physician and a professor at the Yale Medical School who gave information, instruction, and medical advice to married persons as to the means of preventing conception was at the center of the case. They examined the wife and prescribed the best contraceptive device or material for her use. Fees were usually charged, although some couples were serviced free. The case became Griswold v Connecticut. What this was all about was government regulating HOW you had sex. How do you enforce that? Does someone come into your bedroom to inspect you before you have sex? This was the issue that the Supreme Court created the right to privacy. Ever since, government has been working to overturn that right and it is now virtually extinct. They might be able to burst into your bedroom to inspect how you are having sex, but hey, with the desperate need for money, they could tax a sexual act. With Obamacare the Supreme Court held the government power to tax is virtually unlimited. They could are this is socially needed to reduce population grow, greenhouse gases, and to reverse global warming. And guess what – there would be a bunch of idiots cheering that as well.

The Connecticut statutes involved the constitutionality of §§ 53-32 and 54-196 of the General Statutes of Connecticut (1958 rev.). They outlawed:

Any person who uses any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception shall be fined not less than fifty dollars or imprisoned not less than sixty days nor more than one year or be both fined and imprisoned.