Bill of no rights

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  1. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Haven't seen this one posted anywhere in a while---it never fails
    to bring on a little smile when I read it.:)



    Subject: Bill of Rights


    State Representative Mitchell Kaye from Georgia wrote the following.


    "We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help
    everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots,
    keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of
    debt free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren,
    hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense
    guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other
    liberal bed-wetters.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:

    That a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim
    that they require a Bill of- No-Rights.

    ARTICLE I:

    You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any other form of
    wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is
    guaranteeing anything.

    ARTICLE II:

    You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on
    freedom, and that means freedom for everyone- not just you! You may leave
    the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world
    is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

    ARTICLE III:

    You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver
    in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer
    to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

    ARTICLE IV:

    You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most
    charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we
    are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of
    professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of
    another generation of professional couch potatoes.

    ARTICLE V:

    You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from
    the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health
    care.

    ARTICLE VI:

    You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap,
    rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of
    us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

    ARTICLE VII:

    You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat
    or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised
    if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still
    won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

    ARTICLE VIII:

    You don't have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in
    foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive
    governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you'd
    like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want
    to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a
    military uniform and a funny hat.

    ARTICLE IX:

    You don't have the right to a job. All of us sure want all of you to have
    one, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take
    advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid
    before you to make yourself useful.

    ARTICLE X:

    You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you
    have the right to pursue happiness - which by the way, is a lot easier if
    you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of
    you who were confused by the Bill of Rights."

    If you agree, we strongly urge you to forward this to as many people as you
    can. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you should you
    not forward it. We just think it is about time Common sense is allowed to
    flourish - call it the age of reason revisited.
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  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Stellar read...! ;)
     

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