My choice for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution
My choice for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution would involve clearly defined reasonable privacy rights and protections specifically related to the digital world. With the recent advancements in modern technology, digital privacy rights are becoming a very prominent and popular discussion among the people. Technology has injected itself into many of our lives and it we’ve become very attached to our digital devices.
It is common for someone to carry on them regularly a device that is a gps tracker, video / audio recorder, photo repository, and more. These devices contain large amounts of personal data and face the significant chance that the device could be taken and the contents examined. I feel that while the process of amending the constitution can prove difficult, a significant majority of the population is affected by such interactions daily which I feel in turn will result in dramatic support for clarification.
I feel that while no one alive today directly voted for the Constitution, we are still bound to adhere to it because it is an adequate response to many of the challenges that we continue to face as a people. The original voting body of the Constitution was composed of many men with large concern relating to the powers of the federal government. The attempted result was a document being created in such a way that the powers of the government are clearly defined and limited.
While much time may have passed between now and when the Constitution was originally voted on, I feel we as a populace are still confronted with many of the same issues relating the limiting of the governments power. Additionally, the current Consititution allows for change through a difficult amendment process allowing for those issues of true concern to be addressed as well.