Not completely stupid, but not exactly smart


Not completely stupid, but not exactly smart
Current mood:  discontent

 

NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION
This is probably the best e-mail I’ve seen in a long, long time. (I disagree)
The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day… (after this, I don’t think I’d vote for him)

“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. (Uh, unnecessary divisiveness there.  That’s Rush, the big fat idiot.  Remember him?  “Oh, people who do drugs are useless.”  Then it turned out he was abusing prescription drugs and what happened?  He became the whiney little “don’t judge me by my own words” pansy who refused to be held accountable for his actions.  Moron.  That’s not his only stupid thing, just my favorite.)

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.
OK, I’ll go for that one.  Hear that folks, quit your whining.

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.
You also should try to avoid being overtly rude and obnoxious.  General attempts at division are detrimental to the country as a whole and are the reason we are where we are today.  Yes, people are generally overly sensitive, but this hold for all of us, not just some of us.

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.
I’ll generally agree with this one.  Darwin was right, until we started watching out for the exceedingly dumb ones.  This includes those who believe everything on a certain “news” network named after a small woodland critter known throughout history as a trickster.

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!)
I generally agree with telling the lazy people to get off their butts and get a job.  However, some people are in a position where they need some help.  Life has thrown them 2 tons of lemons, and they just haven’t found the lemonade recipe yet.  Teach people how to get a job, and make sure the corporations aren’t going to pay them so little and treat them so poorly that being in poverty is a more appealing choice.

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.
Yet we have the right to be continually dicked over by our insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry who are driving up the cost of healthcare to the point that your average working citizen cannot afford even the most basic coverage.  In countries with public healthcare, they often use this idea called “preventative medicine.”  Amazingly, by preventing disease or at least catching it early, you can reduce the actual medical costs.

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.
Yes, but this seems like a no-brainer.

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. 
Of course, you also shouldn’t be surprised if you are elected to public office or given a promotion.

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!)
This would be great if we actually provided adequate education.  This would require us to pay teachers more than a manager at McDonalds.  It would also require that instead of continually sending our young people to foreign nations to kill people, we spend more money educating them.  Or, instead of spending so much money putting them in jail, or electrocuting them, or telling them to get off their lazy butts and get a job because we’re tired of paying for them to sit around, we spend that money on teaching them the skills to get a job so they aren’t in the desperate situations that lead to crime and abuse of the current social services.

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.
This again simply seems divisive.

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!
Actually, beyond the original 13 colonies, much of it was a French speaking country until a little purchase a few years ago.  The rest spoke Spanish until we took it from Mexico in a little war a few years later.  And honestly, it amuses me (in a sad clown kind of way) that people who are constantly ranting about how when people come here they should speak English then go to visit a foreign country and complain about how rude the natives are because they insist on speaking in their native tongue.  You know, in Europe, most school children can speak at least 2-3 languages.  Are we just that much dumber than Europeans?

(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!
The phrase “In God We Trust” is from 1956.  It was a reaction to the red scare of the 1950s that had everyone looking under their beds and in their neighbors’ closets for Commies.  It is not the heritage of our country.  It was a reactionary move by a frightened country.  Florida started it, but not until around the Civil War, and then only on their money.  Our original motto was “E Pluribus Unum.”  Honestly, that was a better motto as it means “From many, one.”  In this time of division, we need something that reminds us that to be a strong country, we must stand together and help our neighbors.  The founding fathers were freemasons.  The founding religious zealots were Puritans who burned each other as witches.

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?
Yeah, I’m speaking out.  Where’s the right to bear arms (in an organized militia?)  Hmmm…  Seems like we’re missing a few things.

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~ by rebeccaclaire on February 7, 2007.

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