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Subject: Common sense

Written By: TripsMom on 04/26/03 at 08:34 a.m.

Common sense "Bill of Rights"
Good reading and sound thinking.

"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

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

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 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

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 overabundance 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, for good, to the hole
you came from.

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 is about time common sense is
allowed to flourish - call it the age of reason

Subject: Re: Common sense

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 04/26/03 at 11:09 a.m.

That was pretty good!!

Subject: Re: Common sense

Written By: dagwood on 04/26/03 at 01:33 p.m.

That was great, thanks for posting. :)

Subject: Re: Common sense

Written By: Don_Carlos on 04/26/03 at 02:46 p.m.

Yeah, well.  I do have a few problems with this.  Lets start with health care.  If we conceed that we, as  a society, has an obligation to provide an education to every child, should we not also conceed that every child should be physically able to benefit from that education?  Kids need health care, but all too may families are not insured and can't afford the doctor's bill.
You say we shouldn't have the right to a job.  Certainly not one we are not qualified to perform, but without a job, how can one support one's self?  Our labor is the only thing that allows us to survive.  Should not everyone capable of working be allowed the dignity of supporting themself and contributing the well-being of  our society?  In this regard you might want to see the movie Dave with Kevin Klein.  A great flick and to the point.

Your post, basically demanding individual responsibility, is certainly provocative.  We must also, IMO concider our social responsibility.

Subject: Re: Common sense

Written By: TripsMom on 04/26/03 at 06:02 p.m.

Got it in an e-mail. Didn't make it up myself.