While there's no *right to privacy* enumerated in the Constitution...
I submit that privacy is indeed a basic human need.
And it's especially important for those still in developmental stages, i.e. CHILDREN and YOUNG ADULTS.
But how much privacy do today's kids really enjoy?
Locked in a
Without meaningful time to themselves, children cease to be *individuals*, do they not? In fact, most never had a chance.
I know that personally I need a whole lot of alone-time. No matter how depressed, frustrated, or angry I am throughout my life, given a little solitude I can almost always work my way out of it.
It may not be the best retort out there....but the next time I hear someone invoke a *right to privacy* in a political argument I'm going to ask them their stance on compulsory, 1-on-30 government education.
From another angle, that might be the best possible retort against the existence of such a right:
"What do you mean there's an implicit *right to privacy*....take a look at government schools!"