Recently, a trove of private pictures was released to the internet site 4chan. These nude photos included celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Olivia Munn, and more in various stages of undress. There has been mass outrage directed at the hackers who broke into iCloud and stole these private photos. Not only were these celebrities Property Rights violated, their privacy was violated also. What’s unfortunate is this has been going on for quite some time, just not in public forums. If people are concerned about privacy and property rights, they may want to examine the behavior at the NSA.
Edward Snowden on the NSA’s Violations of Property Rights and Privacy
According to Mr. Snowden, NSA employees routinely searched for nude photos of private citizens, then passed them around the office. These employees felt that doing so was, as he put is, “a perk of the job.” This type of invasion is no less disturbing than a hacker accessing celebrity photos. People should be just as outraged about their own privacy being violated as they are about their favorite celebrities.
One of the fundamental freedoms Americans enjoy, or should enjoy, is the right to be secure in their property from unwarranted searches and seizures. While it is unfortunate that private citizens may violate this right, it is even more disturbing when this type of behavior is endemic within the federal government. Instead of securing our Property Rights, the NSA and other government agencies have significantly undermined them. While this may not grab the public’s attention quite like nude celebrities, perhaps it should.
Bruce Fein has been a champion for Property Rights and a champion for limited government for more than 40 years. He has extensive experience fighting to force the government to abide by the role laid out in the Constitution. It is important for all citizens to remain diligent in protecting their rights. If your Property Rights have been violated, contact Bruce Fein to learn more about how to fight back.