Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Go On, Just Leave Me Alone.(Final)

Byline: Jim Belshaw Of the Journal

The right to be left alone -- the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men. -- U.S. Justice Louis Brandeis

Why doesn't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone? -- Jimmy Durante

The right to be left alone appeals to me as particularly American, regardless of individual taste in legal philosophers. (How can you go wrong with Jimmy Durante?)

It's the Fourth of July and I'm trying to get into the spirit of it, though I have practical matters in mind, too; to wit, a Constitutional amendment -- The Right of the People To Keep and Bear Fireworks. (Be patient. Someone will suggest it. …

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