Comment: I think the argument breaks down though

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I think the argument breaks down though

when exposed to a real world situation.

Imagine for a moment you are 16 yr old french boy living in a house for a man you are working for in say the 1800's. You have your own journal and pens, and you've written about the man and your time there. Is it right for the owner of the house to look through this boy's journal? Does he not have a right to his own privacy in this instance? Block would argue that he doesn't as he has not taken enough measures to secure his privacy.

I find it tantamount to saying you only have a right to free speech if you're strong enough to prevent others from stopping you. It's the "might makes right" assertion used in a more expansive fashion. When in fact regardless of others you have these rights. The people around you are irrelevant.

At least that's how i see it.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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