Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Can't Touch This (Mike Royko and Constitutional Rights)

This one unfortunately has no links, because I couldn't find it on the web. So I'm recalling it from memory.

Chicago columnist Mike Royko would sometimes write articles defending the privacy rights of people, and noted in a column that he would sometimes get callers who would complain about this.

The callers would advance the thought that if the people truly were innocent, they wouldn't have anything to hide.

Royko would then ask for the caller's name.

And the caller's address and phone number.

I don't remember that he ever got around to asking for the caller's Social Security Number, but whatever he did ask, the caller would invariably end up objecting to Royko's line of questioning. The questions were getting a little too personal...

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