Bill of (No) Rights

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Reel Deal, Feb 25, 2003.

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  1. h. von bingen

    h. von bingen Sharon

    thanks reely

    no pundit i. i was merely trying to be broad enough to include 3rd world workers, our own undocumented co-countrymen etc.

    u know me, bleeding heart lungs etc.

    sleepy head,
  2. Reel Deal

    Reel Deal

    Re: i hold this truth to be self evident

    I would agree. But I'm not quite sure about what defines "more vulnerable than themselves". That's painted with a broad brush; almost jingoism...

    Am I wrong, or did we not pay for every drop of that oil? Was there not a willing buyer and a willing seller? Do not ALL countries on this planet need and purchase oil, primarily on the open market? What oil was obtained at the end of a gun?

    But at the same time, I do not see what this country has done to deserve the Bierut bombing, WTCI or II, the Cole, Kenya, 14y.o girl-bombs, nightclub bombs, bus bombs, Abu Nidal, etc., etc., etc. (RD opens the squeaky door for skagan). (And skagan, I was glad Tim McV got the needle...he was a terrorist as despicable as OBL).

    I know the knife cuts both ways; I'd prefer a duller knife.

    (hbv-I LOVE seeing you post again...)
  3. h. von bingen

    h. von bingen Sharon

    i hold this truth to be self evident

    americans do not have the right to amass enormous wealth (including oil) at the cost of the life liberty and happiness of others more vulnerable than themselves.

    rawls of the dice,
  4. Reel Deal

    Reel Deal

    Re: Re: Bill of (No) Rights

    Then chances are you are an English speaking or bi-lingual American...

    (Hey-I may not agree with it all; I just thought it was interesting...)
  5. John Blackthorne

    John Blackthorne


    Say I was Hispanic from New Mexico...and my family lived there before any English speaking person ever settled on this continent. Where should I go??

  6. Reel Deal

    Reel Deal

    (I did not write this but did enjoy it...)

    The Bill of No Rights

    We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any 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 that they require a "Bill of No 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 don't 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 overabundance 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, for good, to the hole you came from.