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Bill of NON-Rights

Postby jbenat » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:04 am

This is probably the best e-mail I've seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. 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 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. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)

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. (AMEN!)

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....)

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?
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Postby nitrogen » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:30 am

First of all, Mitchell Kaye didn't write this:
http://www.snopes.com/language/document/norights.htm
"The famed "Bill of No Rights" was written in 1993 by Lewis Napper, a self-described amateur philosopher and from Mississippi who ran for a U.S. Senate seat in 2000 as a Libertarian."

Also, to clear up a point made in the piece. I'm a stickler for facts, so while I agree with the main idea of the post, "In God We Trust" is NOT part of our nations history and heritage. It became the official motto of the US on July 30, 1956. The motto beforehand was "E Pluribus Unum. (From many, one)

The first time "In God We Trust" appeared on anything was in 1856, on the 2 cent piece. Never was it widely circulated until 1956.

Also, most of our founding fathers were not christians, they were Diests. Bascially this means they believed in God, but not that the bible was the word of God. (I'm a Jew and disagree with this, but hey, our founding fathers were great, but nobody's perfect...)

Not that I disagree with most of this post, but I am also not in favor of lying or misrepresenting facts to make an emotional argument. I am not in favor of using the tools of the super-duper far left... :oops:
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Postby jbenat » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:25 am

I like this no matter who wrote it and I'm not a liar but I do get emotional when it comes to defending my country and what it is supposed to stand for.
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Postby TxFire » Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:03 pm

nitrogen wrote:Also, to clear up a point made in the piece. I'm a stickler for facts, so while I agree with the main idea of the post, "In God We Trust" is NOT part of our nations history and heritage. It became the official motto of the US on July 30, 1956. The motto beforehand was "E Pluribus Unum. (From many, one)

The first time "In God We Trust" appeared on anything was in 1856, on the 2 cent piece. Never was it widely circulated until 1956.



I have to disagree then also. One portion of the definition of history from Webster is events of the past and for heritage one meaning is listed as something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor. So I would say that "In God we trust" is a part of the United States history and heritage regardless of weather or not it was used from the VERY beginning. It is just more recent history than most believe. We are just getting into semantics though. :lol:
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Postby nitrogen » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:46 pm

TxFire wrote:
nitrogen wrote:Also, to clear up a point made in the piece. I'm a stickler for facts, so while I agree with the main idea of the post, "In God We Trust" is NOT part of our nations history and heritage. It became the official motto of the US on July 30, 1956. The motto beforehand was "E Pluribus Unum. (From many, one)

The first time "In God We Trust" appeared on anything was in 1856, on the 2 cent piece. Never was it widely circulated until 1956.



I have to disagree then also. One portion of the definition of history from Webster is events of the past and for heritage one meaning is listed as something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor. So I would say that "In God we trust" is a part of the United States history and heritage regardless of weather or not it was used from the VERY beginning. It is just more recent history than most believe. We are just getting into semantics though. :lol:


Absolutely. I wouldn't even argue that we're slowly turning into a (Judeo?) christian nation, even if our founders didn't want or didn't intend for it to be so. I'd also argue against a lot of the supposed pushback on it becoming one. As long as we're not executing people for apostacy, I've got no problem with a lot of the "values" push in this country; I personally just want to make sure that we don't start limiting people who don't believe.

And to the original poster, I wasn't impuning your honesty or intent, sorry if it came out that way. I agree with the general feeling and intent of the article, but, being a nitpicker, I have to pick nits! :grin:
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Postby TxFire » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:52 pm

I agree Nitrogen, we need some good core values in this country. But I am not going to mandate that everyone believe exactly what I believe either.
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