Letters to the Editor

Partial protection

The Constitution does not list "privacy" as a specific right, but the 9th Amendment says that even if a right is not listed in the Constitution, it cannot be denied. This argument was used to make abortion legal based on a pregnant woman's right to privacy. This privacy right is now applied to the photo identification requirement to prove legal citizenship. That is, you don't have to show photo ID to vote. Therefore, privacy rights are not endangered for these people. What would happen if a similar privacy right is applied for everyone doing business at banks and stores? Could you refuse to show your driver's license to a police officer after being pulled over? After all, it would be a violation of your privacy or a violation of the 4th Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Yes, the right to privacy is endangered for some people but not for others. Our Constitution is being trampled and twisted for political gain like never before in our history. Wake up, America!

-- Clarence Homi, Richland