Celebrities

ARTICLE.  VII.

RIGHTS and FREEDOMS

PART.  I.  RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Section.  10.   … every law abiding citizen shall be entitled to privacyphotographing, paparazzi, and the publishing of falsehoods shall be prohibited and these prohibitions shall supersede the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of the press in these instances …

Since privacy is necessary for liberty, and intimacy is necessary for happiness, and both are necessary for any life worth living, then any violation of privacy is a violation of these unalienable rights guaranteed to us by Our Declaration of Independence, yet not guaranteed by our current constitution. The justification for invasion of privacy holds only if it provides society with information important to our security or well being. Our current constitution wrongly holds freedom of speech and the press in higher esteem than the right to privacy in the case of the paparazzi and the tabloids. The Valentine Constitution instead prohibits the harassment of celebrities and their children by money grubbing paparazzi who are not practicing journalism, not keeping powerful forces in check, and not informing our Citizens of any facts significant to protecting our safety or our democracy, but rather are endangering the public safety, creating a public nuisance, and traumatizing any children involved.

What anyone wears to the beach, how we grieve, and especially private moments with children are not society’s business since there is no advantage to be gained from a society’s knowing or seeing these things, and great harm to be done by reckless paparazzi and hate mongering tabloids, especially to innocent children and bystanders.

Economically we lose by discouraging those aspiring to contribute to five of our primary exports from becoming movie, TV, music, sports or writing talent, by requiring they give up their right to privacy in order to do so. Governmentally we lose by discouraging those aspiring to public office by requiring they give up their right to privacy in matters which have no bearing on our democracy but have somehow gained the protection of the rights to speech and the press under out current constitution. Instead we will encourage private, gifted, talented people to enter public office and those industries which produce export product and increase our balance of payments. If we continue to allow the paparazzi and the tabloids to invade the private lives of famous people, the pool of talent in entertainment, sports, publishing and government will diminish, and we will have fewer competitive exports and none but the vainglorious in political office, as may well now be the case.