Skip to comments.I'm offended - Vanity
Posted on 11/28/2001 3:42:21 AM PST by Brytani
I am offended
Daily, we are all flooded with news reports of people who are offended. In each report, we are read how a person is fired or suspended from their job, forced into court or has their reputation slandered over some perceived or overt offensive statement or action. Yet, nowhere in our Constitution or in the Bill of Rights are we guaranteed the right not to be offended. Nonetheless, people of this national will try to convince us of some left-out inherent right never be offended. Since a small percentage of the public has re-written the Bill of Right, I have complied my own list of what offends me.
1. The ACLU offends me. From their defense of NAMBLA, to their ridiculous notion that non-citizens have the same rights as citizens of this country, to their defense of the abortion industry. I should file suit against them in Federal Court and force them to shut down, after all, I am offended.
2. Abortion providers offend me. Not just because they murder innocent babies, but their trampling on the free speech and protest rights of those who oppose them. Again, I should file suit against every abortion provider in the country, after all, I am offended.
3. Gun Grabbers offend me. Their constant assault on the Constitution is an offense to every citizen of this country. Filing suit is appropriate, after all, I am offended.
4. Liberals and Democrats highly offend me. Everything they stand for, from welfare for able bodied people to their ridiculous environmental-nazi laws, to their general "Blame America first" attitude. I am offended that the wife of the most corrupt president in history is right now sitting in the Senate proposing spending and laws I must follow. Democratic politicians like Cynthia McKinney, Al Sharpton and Hillary Clinton should be made illegal, after all, I am offended.
5. Feminists offend me. The hypocrisy in the feminist movement is blatant. While claiming to support a women's right to be free of sexual harassment they supporter an admitted harasser solely on the grounds he was a pro-choice president. NOW and it's various off-shoots should be illegal, after all, I am offended.
6. Those who claim African-Americans have no voice in George Bush's White House while two of his highest ranking advisors are black offend me. Quite simply, I never realized a person was not African-American unless they were a democrat. I am offended because I was not taught this lesson from early childhood. African-Americans who make frivolous claims should be illegal, after all, I am offended.
7. I am offended that the right to Free Speech as well as Freedom of Religion has been removed from anyone attending a public school. Instead a perceived right, stating that the word God, if uttered in a public school setting will somehow make the ears of children bleed. I am offended that my children's rights have been removed, it should be illegal to do this, after all, I am offended.
8. I am offended by the words of the New Black Panther Party. A group that supports terrorists and their activities while putting the blame on this great nation. I am offended they are allowed the right to freely express their opinion without retribution. I am offended that many others are not given this same right, The Black Panther Party should be illegal, after all, I am offended.
9. I am offended by hate crime laws. It is illegal to threaten a person solely by the color of their skin, or their sexual preference but only if you are a heterosexual or a white American. Homosexual groups as well as minority groups at will can offend, make death threats and cause general disturbances without the fear of retribution. Again, this should be illegal, after all, I am offended.
10. Finally I am offended that no lawyer or legal service is available to me to file suit against those who offended me. After all, I am on the wrong side of the offense issue. Being a conservative, married female, I am the offender, not the offended. I'd file suit, but I'm offended I have nowhere to go.
Over the next few decades of my life, I am assured I will be offended even more. Will I receive press coverage? Of course not, after all I do not have the right to be offended. That's reserved for only for those with special offense clauses in their personal bill of rights. For this, I am highly offended.
Our rights are not granted to us by virtue of our citizenship. They are natural rights which know no borders. At least that was the idea our founders had.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Seriously, nicely done. I'm similarly offended...
This is a dead-on analysis of the current situation and deserves to be repeated. These people are not criminals in the manner of a thug who breaks into your house and beats your dog and kicks your wife; these are war criminals.
And they should not be treated as POW's exactly because they are not wearing a uniform which would declare their hostile intent.
I agree with Brytani's post but I would have to disagree with your statement. I believe that the founders wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for the people of the country they were trying to create - this did not include the rest of the world. A citizen is granted the protection of the state or country in which they were born. If a citizen of another country comes to this country and commits crimes, they certainly are not entitled to the same "rights" of someone who was fortunate enough to be born in this country.
What do you think happens to a U.S. Citizen who commits a crime in Mexico and tries to claim their "rights".
You mention Americans trying to assert their rights in a foreign country. Just because a foreign government has usurped power from the citizens does not mean the people do not have those rights. It simply means that the government, through force, has blocked them from exercising their rights. Blacks in this country did not have the ability to assert their human rights in this country at one time but that is not the same as saying they did not have these rights.
I encourage you to read John Locke's Second Treatise on Government. He spells out these principles far better than I am able to.
I have them and have read about half way through. An investment you wont regret.
I am offended that more conservatives don't realize that the very EXISTENCE of public schools violates our rights to free speech and religion.
Public schools rely on government force to make people pay for the advancement of ideas they do not share or condone. That is foundationally immoral.
If conservatives spent half as much time trying to get rid of public schools altogether, as they did trying to bend an inherently immoral institution to their own purposes, the world would be a better place.