[lug] [OT] Bill of No Rights
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llornkcor at llornkcor.com
Tue May 9 07:40:25 MDT 2000
< The following was written by State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA.
> They are articles for the "Age of Reason" .
> "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, deluded, and other
> 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, biggest
> And fastest new computer, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if
> you Can legally acquire them, but this government is not in the business of
> Guaranteeing these luxuries. Live with an old car and a 19" TV.
> 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, change the channel, express a different
> opinion, etc.., but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will
> 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
> because of your stupidity or lack of skill.
> 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 sit in the electric chair for a
> short period of time.
> 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 regardless of race, creed,
> sexual preference or religion. Take advantage of the opportunities of
> education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful
> and self supportive. Don't expect a free ride from the government or your
> ARTICLE IX: You do NOT have the right to happiness. Being an American
> means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness. Make your own happiness,
> don't sit there and wait for it to be given to you.
> Bryan Potter: alert_realty at email.com
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