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Forgetting the commandments

The seekers of super-injunctions are using the law to enforce a supposed right to have their misdemeanours kept secret.

The supposed right to privacy is based on the assumption that a clear line can be drawn between public and private behaviour.

Consider the 10 Commandments. Killing, lying, stealing, adultery, spreading lies and coveting your neighbour's possessions are proscribed not because they are injurious to an individual moral's health, but because they threaten the cohesion and stability of society as a whole.

If Hebrew goat-herders could understand this, it is not to our credit that we seem to have forgotten it.


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