Well said, and I hear what you are saying. One difference I would like to highlight, however, is that our rights are not granted to us by the government or the constitution. It is merely "their" function to recognize, respect and protect our rights. I believe it is the current prevailing paradigm that the government gives us our rights that has put us in the current mess we're in. As such, let us change our verbiage away from asking them for our liberty or our privacy to one where they respect and protect our rights.
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