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Bill of Rights

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Feb 14, 2005
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"We the sensible people of the United States, in an
> attempt to help
> everyone get along, restore some semblance of
> justice, avoid 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 . 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 they require a Bill of NON-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 do not have the right to a job.
> All of us sure want you
> to have a job, 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 IX: 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 over
> abundance of idiotic laws
> created by those of you who were confused by the
> Bill of Rights.
> ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We
> don't care where you
> are from, English is our language. Learn it or go
> back to wherever you
> came from! (lastly....) NOW..
> ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our
> country's history or
> heritage. This country was founded on the belief in
> one true God. And
> yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any
> religion, any faith, or
> no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The
> phrase IN GOD WE TRUST>
> is part of our heritage and history, and if you are
> uncomfortable with
> it, TOUGH!!!!
> If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you
> don't have to, and
> nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just
> think it's about time
> common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible
> people of the United States
> speak out because if you do not, who will?

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