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May 22, 2019 15:09:13   #
puppe5
 
This was sent to me & it definitely makes a lot of sense


This is probably the best e-mail I've seen recently. The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer. He didn't expect his essay -- a tart 10-point list of "rights" Americans don't have -- to become an Internet legend.
'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. 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 dummies, and probably always will be.

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.
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> 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 get the blue juice.
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>>>> 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..
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> ARTICLE X:
>>>> This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!
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>>>> 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, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.
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>>>> 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 must speak out because if you do not, who will?
 
May 22, 2019 15:17:17   #
Emerson116 (a regular here)
 
UGH!
May 22, 2019 15:21:40   #
Nina Weddle Tullis (a regular here)
 
Omg that was absolutely fabulous. I wish it were true.
May 22, 2019 15:22:07   #
ChasingRainbows
 
I think the original author got his constitution mixed up. He is not referring to the Preamble, but to the Bill of Rights.

I prefer the original Preamble:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

and the original Bill of Rights (although it could use some updating):

https://nccs.net/blogs/americas-founding-documents/bill-of-rights-amendments-1-10

http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm
May 22, 2019 15:34:55   #
mambrose3 (a regular here)
 
Don't care what it is called. It is well said . Glad you shared this with us.
May 22, 2019 15:41:21   #
fancythatfancythis (a regular here)
 
Bravo!
 
May 22, 2019 16:00:30   #
jan m
 
I'd like to see the how the author supports his contention that "This country was founded on the belief in one true God."
May 22, 2019 16:59:56   #
kaytea
 
I like it , sent it out in email
May 22, 2019 18:20:29   #
katanamama (a regular here)
 
Read American history. Our country was built on a foundation of laws and the belief in one God.

Great submission and I will be sharing it.

We were brought up with the belief that no one owes you anything. Not a job, a home, free college or healthcare.

We also understood that we are not entitled to anything. But, we always helped others facing hard times.

If we wanted something, we worked for it. Our first job was the responsibility of doing well in school because that determined our future. Along with that we had responsibilities at home, to our family and as part of our community.

Excuses weren't acceptable, neither was laziness, dishonesty or taking handouts.

People were more honest, they didn't require wordy contracts with signatures and notary stamps, a promise and a handshake was enough because people were honest. I miss that most of all.
May 22, 2019 18:21:42   #
Elin (a regular here)
 
Two thumbs up! Thank you.
May 22, 2019 20:34:16   #
puppe5
 
The way I see it the person who wrote the article is not "bashing" the Constitution, any Rules an Beliefs of the United States but taking a dig at the
"Freeloaders" who come into the country any which way believing our streets are paved in gold. I am sorry if I offended any person which certainly was not my intention.
 
May 22, 2019 20:39:21   #
mambrose3 (a regular here)
 
puppe5 wrote:
The way I see it the person who wrote the article is not "bashing" the Constitution, any Rules an Beliefs of the United States but taking a dig at the
"Freeloaders" who come into the country any which way believing our streets are paved in gold. I am sorry if I offended any person which certainly was not my intention.


You "saw" it accurately. The only people who were offended were those that are not happy with our constitution. Your post was certainly not offensive.
May 23, 2019 06:35:53   #
gmomgil (a regular here)
 
This was wonderful and so true. Sick of people who feel they are entitled when doing nothing to help themselves.
May 23, 2019 06:41:59   #
huckerm (a regular here)
 
Well said. 👍🏻👍🏻
May 23, 2019 07:12:55   #
Sewinglady68
 
Great!
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