The counter to “if you have nothing to hide”

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear

One of the sleaziest political arguments (if not the sleaziest political argument) of all time. The worst part about it is that it is a simple saying, which takes 30 minutes to refute which might as well be an eternity when you are given 15 seconds to do so in.

For quite some time my preferred counter was “we all have something to hide”, but frankly that sucks as a soundbite.

This one is much better:

If you have nothing to hide, why does your apartment have curtains?