Skip to comments.Bill Of Non-Rights
Posted on 10/09/2005 12:13:24 AM PDT by JustTheTruth
"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.
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.
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....) NOW..
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!!!!
Some senator or governor wrote it a long time ago.
BRILLIANT! I am going to print this and frame it. Awesome post.
Some senator or governor wrote it a long time ago.
Wrong again space cadet.
The author's name is Lewis Napper who did once run for office but it was long AFTER he wrote that piece. I don't believe he won either. The link has many more gems of his as well!
Should be posted at every government building and over every government desk.
RutRow! What about the bazillion people who work in meaningless jobs in the government who only screw up our lives?
Although often attributed to others, copyrights to the Bill Of No Rights, all of which he reserves for himself, belong to the author, Lewis W. Napper.
"Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
The above was part of a treaty that was read in it's entireity to the Senate, which subsequently ratified it. President John Adams proudly proclaimed it to the nation.
The Presidents and cumulated Senate of the United States have never ever said or written anything that might be in the least bit misleading, have they? Especially if it could lead to political gain?
I think that it's fairly significant, the Founding Fathers rejecting an explicitly Christian founding to our nation. Puts a number of things in a new light, actually.
My point is that there is little other documentation anywhere that would lead to the assumption that this anything more than a diplomatic shading of the truth from an ostensibly Christian nation to a fervent Muslim one.
The main difference in the role of the religious is that ours does not have clerical rule. The laws were enacted by (for the most part) lay people in a lay role. The laws were mostly aligned directly with the Christian, with major influence from English law.
I don't consider the founding fathers treasonous or (the current definition of) liberal. I consider them to have acted with political expediency.
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