Our current Constitution wrongly holds freedom of speech and of the press in higher esteem than the right to privacy in the case of the paparazzi and the tabloids. The justification for invasion of privacy holds only if it provides society with information important to society’s security or wellbeing, like recording the commission of crime or corruption, but not what one wears to the beach or private moments with children. If we continue to allow this harassment, the quantity and quality of talent in government, entertainment and sports will diminish, and we will have fewer competitive exports and fewer quality leaders.
The Valentine Constitution further prohibits the dissemination of falsehood and rumor, and puts the burden of proving it’s true on the company or private person circulating it. Our current Constitution protects these haters, bullies and liars! Our new Constitution will not.
Under The Valentine Constitution each citizen will own the rights to their own image and voice. All Citizens will likewise be protected from being face recognized, fingerprinted or recorded on camera or audio devices by anyone unless they’re endangering society. No one will have the right to exploit any law abiding Citizen’s likeness without their permission.