Levin: Why Doesn't Gov't Regulation of Toilets Violate 'Right to Privacy'?

Patrick Burke
By Patrick Burke | January 10, 2012 | 2:26 PM EST

Monday evening, Mark Levin questioned why government regulation of "everything in my house" doesn’t violate his “right to privacy.”

Levin posed the question:

“Can’t I use a cell phone whenever I want, eat a McDonald's hamburger… why is everything in my house from the toaster, to the shower stall to the toilet, to the amount of water I use… why is that regulated or going to be regulated by the government? What about my right to privacy?”

Levin criticized debate moderator George Stephanopoulos’ questioning of GOP candidates about the right to privacy pertaining to the Griswold v. Connecticut Supreme Court case and contraception:

“I have a question about this right to privacy, I really do. Does it apply to your government-run Obamacare? In other words, why is the government involved in my healthcare, don’t I have a right to privacy?”

“This right to privacy that's in the Constitution, isn't it amazing? Apparently, it only applies to abortion. Everything else they can interfere with, everything else they can tell us what to do, they can regulate, they can tax, they can harass. Where did that come from? It came from nowhere.”

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