A Libertarian Essay #1) If I Say "I'm Going To Kill You," Do I Lose My Right To Privacy?Submitted by vinceableworld on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:56
Okay libertarians it's time to REALLY exercise that noggin...
I just asked myself this question (#1) and I honestly don't have a current opinion one way or the other... what should the law be?
IMO - If I'm SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER and it's documented somewhere that should be enough for a search warrant signed by a judge (which could be later scrutinized by a grand jury for presentment purposes if necessary to arrest that judge).
The judge would know that fundamentally he is violating my rights - however must weigh his treasonous act against public opinion. Technically and fundamentally... unless I've committed a CRIME - violating my rights as a public servant - is treason.
So there ya go... my opinion has been formed. You can copy my answer if you like or you can form your own. What say you DP?
(#2) Is there a correlation between how you use your freedom of speech and your right to privacy?
(#3) In certain/special circumstances... depending on context perhaps... is saying "I'm going to kill you" a CRIME?
Finally: (#4) Just exactly what does it mean to have RIGHTS? Does your answer to #3 make the answer to this question more difficult?