RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
PART. I. RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Section. 10. … every law abiding citizen shall be entitled to privacy … photographing, 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, like recording the commission of a crime. 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 they grieve, and 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 to innocent children and bystanders by reckless paparazzi on behalf of greedy, hate mongering tabloids.
Under our current constitution we lose economically 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. We likewise lose governmentally by discouraging those aspiring to public office by requiring they give up their right to privacy in matters unrelated to their governmental position. 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. Under The Valentine Constitution we will instead encourage private, gifted, talented people to enter public office and industries which produce export product and increase our balance of payments.
ANY Citizen will be likewise protected from being fingerprinted, face recognized or recorded by anyone on camera or audio devices unless they are committing or likely to commit a crime. No one has the right to exploit any Citizen’s likeness without their permission. Read More