A wise man once pointed out that the problem with establishing any system of control to maintain laudable standards in human behavior is that there is really no assurance that you or anyone that you like very much is always going to be determining what those laudable standards are.

The absence of this insight can be summed up in the old refrain “go right ahead officer. I have nothing to hide.” The unfortunate truth is that you don’t get to decide if you have anything worth hiding. Other people do, and if they decide that you have become inconvenient then you may have very much more to hide than you think.

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