What do you think of this?

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Registered: 07-09-2003
What do you think of this?
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Wed, 07-09-2003 - 4:09pm
The New US Constitution


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 ... and like the rest of us you need to simply deal with it.

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, pool tables, weight rooms 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 part time jobs, 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. We welcome you here. English is our language and like the one you left behind, we also have a culture. Learn it or go back to the country and the living conditions you were fleeing.

"I desire mercy, not sacrifice" -- Hosea 6:6

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2003
Thu, 07-10-2003 - 7:56pm
Some of these posts made me horribly tense... Thank you for making a point while making me laugh! Peace! Isaiah 57:19! ....I'm e-mailing this page to friends.... De
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 8:47am
I loved your point about English. In my state you can take your written drivers test in Spanish. I think everyone should have to take their drivers test in English. My best friend in high school was Greek. She learned English in school. Her family spoke Greek at home. I think it's wonderful to be able to speak two languages
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 9:21am
What do you mean "think"? Don't you mean "react"?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 12:49pm
I like most of those, but being nonpartisan I would like to add a couple for the Republicans.

Article XI

You do not have a right to make laws regarding what goes on in the bedrooms of consenting adults, no matter what their sexual orientation ect. It's simpily none of your business.

Article XII

You do not have the right to impose your religious views on to other people's children without thier parent or guarian's consent, especially during the hours in which they are in public school. However, children do have the right to pray privately anytime that they wish, even when in public schools. Despite what some churches claim in an effort to further their own religous agendas.







iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 1:23pm
You are quite welcome. :-) Blessings!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 1:27pm
I totally agree with you. My son has a friend who is Greek and he speaks and writes

both English and Greek. They use English very well and better than some born and

raised here.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 1:30pm
You honestly think the title should be "What do you 'react' of this?"???


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 1:37pm
For the record, there have been laws regarding what goes on between couples for years. Some are bizarre. Enough on that.

As for the consenting adults (no matter what the orientation)--how about

keeping it ALL to themselves. No need for ANYTHING special and also...

Quit shoving it down everyone's throats what your orientation is, especially in

the public schools.

If it's not anyone's business, why bring it out in the open, parading and

teaching it in schools?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 12:23am
Yes. And from what I know of oldlibber, she said exactly what she meant to say. And I would have to agree with her.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 10:36am
"As for the consenting adults (no matter what the orientation)--how about

keeping it ALL to themselves. No need for ANYTHING special and also...

Quit shoving it down everyone's throats what your orientation is, especially in

the public schools" I have heard of gay parades in places like Florida and California,

and some of the things that I have heard goes on in those things kind of me cringe to though, but as long they are not doing anything illegal, such as indecent exposure ect. I don't think that they should be illegal.

I agree, of course, and the same goes for hetero couples to. Actually, I have noticed more frequent of this " shoving it down everyone's throat displays be hetero couples", but I'm sure that varies according to where one lives ect. When I was in school we had hetero marriage and family classes ect. Homosexuality was never mentioned, same with my cousin who just graduated H.S a year ago.

Oh, and one of my pet peeves is how people have forgotten that it's our right to bear arms. Their are whole groups of people who totally want to do away with that right. Do you know that cities where gun ownership is are illegal generally have higher violent crime rates?

My biggest pet peeve,however,is the the bipartisan ship that seems to be gaining momentium

in this country. People like Rush Limbaugh and Micheal Moore disgust me; there is not one "Good" and one "Evil" party in American politics. However both parties may be evil;-)

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