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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Hillary: The Privacy Candidate

Friday, February 16, 2007

As a business traveler, it's clear that we've lost an awful lot of our privacy rights. We don't have it as bad as some places -- for instance the UK does everything the US does, plus those video cameras everywhere. But everywhere you go you have to cough up id. There's a complete record of your life to be found in the computers of banks, credit card companies, hotels, rental cars, and airlines.

Hillary Clinton gave a speech outlining her new stance on privacy. She'd like us to believe that she wants to roll back the assault on our privacy rights.

A couple of thoughts come to mind:

1) I find it hard to believe that the candidate that wanted socialized medicine where the government would have all of our medical records is really serious about privacy.

2) I wonder if she'll start talking about the rights that the right to privacy come from: the right to be secure in your person and the right to defend yourself. I'm sure she's about to release a position paper describing her now strong support of the 2nd Amendment!

I just can't take her seriously. All her new position means is that a focus group told her staff that privacy rights are important to them.


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