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Title Right most valued by civilized man, The
Subject Privacy, Right of; Liberty; Sociological jurisprudence
Description Twenty Third Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator Dykstra, Daniel James.
Publisher Extension Division, University of Utah
Date 1959-02-12
Date Digital 2008-05-29
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Resource Identifier,334
Source LD5526 .U8 n.s. v.50 no.12
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "The Right most valued by civilized man," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
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Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Title Page24
Description 24 TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REYNOLDS LECTURE may result in the annihilation of the right of privacy. This being true, the basic problem is one of balancing competing values. This fact is by no means unique. Most issues of significance are complex and counteracting. The solution which society must reach in a more conscious manner than it has heretofore is at what point the exercise of freedom of press and speech becomes unacceptable intrusion into individual privacy. These and many other problems are relevant to our topic. I trust, however, that my thesis has been made; that the factors already described portray the decreasing circle of the right to be let alone; portray that intrusions have been accepted, even encouraged, despite the fact such infringements involve entry into areas and privileges which have heretofore been accorded the highest priority; portray the fact that we have frequently exalted the state to the subordination of the individual. What have these intrusions into privacy cost in terms of the private and collective values to which reference has been made? How many individuals have refused to accept government employment rather than expose themselves and their friends to the inexact standards of a loyalty check? How many scientists have failed to take positions in defense plants for the same reasons? How many civil service workers, confused and despondent over repeated questionnaires and hearings, have finally decided to leave government service ? How many others have suffered frustrations, anxieties, and fears because misleading and misinterpreted information has been placed in their files? How many criticisms which needed saying have remained unspoken for fear they would be misunderstood ? How many issues have received insufficient consideration because the presentation of certain points of view would subject their proponents to suspicion and abuse ? How many groups have failed to espouse causes which needed espousing for fear their activities would be misconstrued? These and many other costs will never be known. That they have been and are tremendous seems beyond dispute. X. Some will say that the above exposition is simply raising the dust of a bygone era; that the so-called "difficult years" are now history; that the climate of freedom for the individual has improved appreciably. Certain evidence can be advanced in support of this proposition. Loyalty checks no longer extend to government employees in non-sensitive positions, thanks to the decision of the Supreme Court in Cole vs. Young.3* Certain restrictions have also been placed by the judiciary on the ex post facto nature of loyalty oaths, and Congressional committees have recently been told that 34. 351 U.S. 536 (1956).
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Source Original Manuscript: The right most valued by civilized man by Daniel J. Dykstra.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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