New Bill of NON-Rights

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 6:07 pm by Diamond Jim

THE NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION
 
The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer. He didn't expect his essay -- a tart 11-point list of ‘rights’ that Americans don't have -- to become an Internet legend. Here it is.  See if you agree with these principles:
  
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 attempt one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, and delusional.
  
We
hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by America’s Bill of Rights and are so dim-witted, 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 dummies, and probably always will be. Learn to live with that. 
 
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 yet another generation of professional couch potato who are ‘freeloaders’.
 
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 get the blue juice.
 
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 American Bill of Rights.
 
ARTICLE X:
This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!
 
And  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.  


Now, to those Americans who agree with these concepts, share this with those who may not agree. And no, you don't have to; nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. It’s just that some of us believe it is about time that common sense is once again allowed to flourish in this great nation.  Sensible people of The United States must speak out because, if they do not, then, who will?



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