Says privacy doesn't trump security

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 6, 2013 

According to statistics, more Americans die each year as a result of bathroom accidents than have ever died from terrorism.

With these chilling statistics in mind, isn't it time we allowed the government to install cameras and other monitoring devices into our bathrooms?

While some might decry this as a slippery slope, it is in fact not nearly as slippery as the sudsy base of a bathtub!

Just think how many lives could be saved! Better yet, think how many new jobs would be created as the government outsources the monitoring of our most private areas, to, uh, private contractors!

And besides, as long as one is not doing anything wrong, one shouldn't oppose such monitoring. Privacy is neither a right, nor a justification, to oppose anything that makes us safer as a nation.

Carlos Montage

Bellingham

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