Originally Posted by snarkmeister
Interesting point of view. Government is the one that gets to decide where the line is drawn in terms of it making decisions for it citizens and intruding on the privacy of its citizens?
Oh for crying out loud. Yes! Who else is going to decide it? The constitution provides the framework for how those decisions are made. Who wrote up our constitution? I mean, I think the founding fathers constituted a government. The basic scope is defined, but we all the know the meaning of everything in the constitution is vociferously debated.
If not the "governent", the limited options we're left with include royalty and god (ie other forms of government). We elect our representatives and if we don't like where they draw the line, we vote for different ones.
Hell, that's what just happened a few short months ago.