Friday, September 16, 2005

The Bill Of Non-Rights

My wife recieved this in an E-mail today. A friend of ours thought that I might want to use it on my blog.

He was right.

I did not write this, although I wish that I had.

There are a lot of things that our government does with our tax money, which have absolutely no provisions in the U.S. Constitution to support them.

I will post more on that subject later (after I have had time to research the subject).

For now, here is the E-mail, copied and pasted straight to my blog. I do not know who wrote it originally, but I have not modified it in any way from the way that I recieved it.

Presented for your consideration:

"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 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."

"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?"


cats dig me said...

I agree, with the exception that the author seems to think this needs to be directed exclusively at liberals.

tugboatcapn said...

Yeah, he kinda does...
But then everyone sees things from their own particular point of view.

Admittedly, it is probably not as bad about that as it would have been if I had been the one who wrote it.

o-likewoah said...

Well I know a few conservative people who are in way more debt than they know what to do with. but all in a word-(and for tug's words too)

tugboatcapn said...

How about if I start by taking away your comment, Bruiser?

alaletos said...

Tug for Pres.

I think this bill should be sent via bulk mail, One for every house hold!

Maybe it would light a fire under the pants of thos lazy button pushin american couch potatoes!!

BRUISER said...

wow turns out Freedom loving Republicans Hate..... Freedom.

Dog Bless