Maybe “agency” or just “liberty” would have been a better word than “privacy,” but otherwise I don’t see how anyone can deny this as observable fact, however much it hurts anyone’s feelings or upsets their cherished, nostalgic Hollywood/LIFE magazine view of history:
In an interview with Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Ron Paul slammed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, saying it “undermine[d] the concept of liberty” and “destroyed the principle of private property and private choices.”
“If you try to improve relationships by forcing and telling people what they can’t do, and you ignore and undermine the principles of liberty, then the government can come into our bedrooms,” Paul explained.
“And that’s exactly what has happened. Look at what’s happened with the PATRIOT Act. They can come into our houses, our bedrooms our businesses … And it was started back then.”