One thing we can all agree on is that at least we in the US are living under what is left of a constitutional republic designed to be guided by freely elected representatives.
That constitution has flaws, clear now possibly and likely even more so than at the beginning, many of the flaws were pointed out at the time by the “Anti-Federalists”, and others as proven by Thomas Jefferson (technically not an anti-federalist but Agrarian) and Patrick Henry. The central concern often is identified as the concern for possible despotism, a concern that has thoroughly proven accurate as we can see now in the despotism in our current mercantilist oligarchy.
My personal theory is that the current mercantilist oligarchy was designed and deliberate (in form if not in detail) by the Federalists or more accurately the Hamiltonian faction of the Federalists. The term "anti-Federalist" was later applied an emerging political faction and of course this only adds to the confusion.
Regardless of the historical content, many of the subsequent court rulings in history favor the rights of the individual under constitutional protection. Notable exceptions of anti-freedom destruction of personal rights includes the recent neocon/neo-Trotskyite attacks on the few rights not already diminished by collectivists or statists like Wilson, FDR, LBJ or the peak of Hamiltonian mercantilists under Abe Lincoln.
Many who currently label themselves progressive (new) or liberal (new, not classical) will contend that protections need to be more “flexible” the masses are not capable of guiding good choices themselves (and this may be true). So often the "flexibility” increases government intrusion, the “nanny state” where twisted ideas such as Keynesian economics flourish and then augment the true rule by oligarchy and political whores we suffer under today. Often the “wet” politics continue propagandistic emotional themes like “support the underprivileged” or “the children” in attempts to gain the emotional support from the ignorant public necessary for mass manipulation.
Our sad reality is that, deliberate or intentional, the continued move into more government intervention “for our own good” has progressed the power of the current ruling oligarchy, forming a combination of fascism, socialism, and mercantilism into a new and never seen creation custom made for the ruling elite.
Arguments over individual rights have become exercises in “how many angels can dance on a pin point” when the simple base is the right of the individual to person, property, free interaction with other willing competent individuals and self protection are results of the thoughts from the enlightenment.
Rights for everyone translates into danger, it is a great risk, but the alternative is not desirable, likely combination of “A brave new world”-“ Idiocracy” and just bits of “1984” for flavor, we can see this now - at least the few not blinded by personal delusional thinking.
Right to privacy is now simply an exercise in “how many angels can dance on a pin point” that and other rights are long under attack and the individual is not winning.