There is a long and sordid history of governments, including our own, using private information for illegitimate purposes. There is every reason to think that if we allow unfettered access to our private papers, it will happen again and again. That is why we have a 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures in the first place. The Founders were right on this one. We ignore their wisdom at our own peril.
Sorry if I interrupted a thread about Medicaid or something. . .
Think of the wildest, most irresponsible adult you know. Now think of them hammered in a bar. Now picture them hammered in a bar openly carrying a loaded gun among a bunch of other drunk people with loaded guns. If this sounds like a good idea to you, you could be governor of Georgia or South Carolina.