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Tidbit of Information: Bill of No Rights

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Many thanks to Terry Surrency for sending along this Tidbit of Useful Information August 10, 2003.

Bill of No Rights

The original version of the following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. Thanks, Mitchell. You hereby nominated for the Thomas Paine Common Sense Medal.

"We, the People of the United States, in order to ensure domestic tranquillity (help everyone get along), to restore justice, to avoid civil and uncivil disturbances, to keep our nation safe, to promote positive behavior, and to secure the blessings of unencumbered liberty to ourselves, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, onward to posterity, do hereby ordain and establish this Common Sense Bill of No Rights for the citizens of this Great Land, which was born in Freedom. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that our citizens today have right to a Bill of No Rights in a Land of the Free, by the Free and for the Free."

You do not have the right to possessions.

These include a house, a new car, big screen TV, Social Security, Medicaid, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteed anything simply by crossing our borders. They have to earn it.

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 ... and like the rest of us you need to simply deal with it.

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. If you eat too much and get fat, don't expect food sellers to reward you for your lack of self-control.

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.

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.

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 removed as soon as possible from the gene pool.

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, pool tables, weight rooms or a life of leisure.

You don't have the right to a job.

We are glad you want to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of part-time jobs, education and vocational training to make yourself useful and valuable as an employee, as we did before you.

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 petty bureaucrats more interested in getting re-elected than the Bill of Rights.

This is an English speaking country.

We don't care where you are from. We welcome you here. English is our language and we have a culture. Learn it and become an American, like the Irish, the Germans, the Italians, the Greeks, the Armenians, the Spanish, the Portugese, and all the other immigrants did before you. Remember our door swings both ways so you can always go back to the country and the living conditions you came here from.

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No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it is about time that Common Sense is allowed to flourish once more -- just call it "The Age of Reason" or "Common Sense Revisited" and think of Thomas Paine, the original writer of "Common Sense", who has been rolling over in his grave, up until now. He will be proud of you and at rest once more.

To Read Bobby Poems on Freedom, See Freedom on the Halfshell


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