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Bill of NON-Rights

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Comrade, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Comrade

    Comrade New Member

    Jul 8, 2004
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    The following has been attributed to State representative Mitchell Kaye from Georgia. This guy should run for president one day…

    “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 nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, 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 they require a Bill of Non-Rights.”

    Amendment 1: 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.

    Amendment 2: 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.

    Amendment 3: 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 to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

    Amendment 4: 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.

    Amendment 5: You do not have the right to free health care.
    That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re not interested in public health care.

    Amendment 6: You do not have the right to physically harm 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 an electric chair.

    Amendment 7: 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.

    Amendment 8: 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.

    Amendment 9: 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.

    Amendment 10: This is an English speaking country.
    We don’t care where you are from. English is our language. Learn it or go back to where ever you came from.

    Amendment 11: 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!
  2. Debby in Philly

    Debby in Philly New Member

    Oct 31, 2003
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    A little rough, but contains some gems!
  3. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

    Aug 18, 2001
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    You do have the right to be left alone. Your right to swing your arm ends where another person's nose begins, and your right to be foulmouthed or bigoted ends where you impose it on other people.

    Other people might not want to go to your concert, watch you play baseball, or vote for you thereby. It does not violate your rights if they do, even if your employer subsequently decides that you are not worth the trouble you cause, or if your party decides you are sufficiently embarassing to remove you from a position of leadership.

    The Bill of Rights requires you to not only observe the religious rights of others, but to refrain from promoting your own religious views with government support.

    Don't like it? Repeal the Constitution, or find another country.

    Otherwise, it was a pretty good effort.