Shawn Matlock declares that privacy as we know it is [possibly] a thing of the past.

Using Justice Douglas’ line that “The right to be let alone is the beginning of all freedom” as the title of his post, he assails the current Deputy Director of National Intelligence’s recent assertion that Americans need to rethink their definition of privacy.

Anyone interested in an excellent discussion on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and privacy should read Shawn’s post thoroughly. Those left unsated can [this part was left unwritten].

But I intend to daydream a bit instead. 

Well, in attempting to follow through with my partial blog post project, I ran across this initial fragment.

Shawn’s post – and undoubtedly this beginning to a comment on it – were written in November of last year.

I know that Justice Douglas is a favorite of mine, but I haven’t the slightest idea how I was going to finish this post.

“The right to be let alone”. I’ll think on it awhile. It sure sounds like a good starting point.

But for now, I’m going to delete this snippet and move on.