The Right to Be Let Alone: When the Government Wants to Know All Your Business

John W. Whitehead
9 min readMar 7

“Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.” — Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

There was a time when the census was just a head count.

That is no longer the case.

John W. Whitehead

Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, is one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights.