That's Christian disinformation that originated with a man named William Federer in a book entitled, "America's God and Country." From http://candst.tripod.com/tnppage/montesquieu....Regarding items like separation of powers, checks and balances - these were derived directly from a religious view that the unchecked heart of man, and thus his government, would move toward power and subjugation of others. They referred to it as "the depravity of man". The most cited authority on this was Montesquieu, who endorsed 3 separate but equal branches. He based it on Jeremiah 17:9.
"According to Federer, the Jeremiah passage provides the motive for separated powers ... The problem with Federer's argument is that it is not true. Montesquieu develops his argument for separation of powers in Book XI of The Spirit of the Laws, and nowhere in this book does he reference Isaiah, Jeremiah, or any other book of the Bible. On the contrary, Montesquieu's examples in this section are all drawn from contemporary European and pre-Christian Roman and Germanic history. Nor can we find references to Isaiah and Jeremiah elsewhere in the book."
This is Christian (historical) revisionism, and you are serving as its vector uncritically. After a few years of exposure to this kind of thing, one comes to know the Christian's motivations and scholastic values, and just tunes them out.
Trying to give god beliefs credit for anything constructive will be difficult for you.
You don't see privacy as a god given natural right then? You may be correct. It certainly isn't a biblical principle. Humanists fixed that - for awhile.Incidentally, you mentioned a "right to privacy". The founders considered no such right, and did not include it anywhere.