Leonard Pitts’ Jan. 9 article, Newspaper crosses the line to quash privacy, made me think about how some would abuse the rights granted us in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
I wondered out loud if publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in New York had caused injury to anyone, would we be talking about restrictions on the First Amendment?
After all, the Founding Fathers never envisioned the Internet, email or social media when the Constitution was written.
Although the decision by the newspaper was legal, I agree with Pitts that being correct doesn’t mean you’re right.
There are some that would cherry pick what freedoms are granted to the people by the Constitution and ignore the fact that living in a free society may have unfortunate consequences.
Gene Ritaldato, Miami