Friday, March 27, 2009

New Preamble

Since our administration wants our founding documents to be flexible, "living documents", I found an interesting version for your enjoyment.


"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. 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 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. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)

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 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!)

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.

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! (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!

Written by Lewis Napper,
a self-described amateur philosopher and
from Mississippi .


blueviolet said...

That was pretty entertaining, I must say!

Clay Bowler said...

Let me be the first to sign it at the 2009 Constitutional Convention.

I am Harriet said...

Hi Opus!
Interesting post. This is America....

Have a great day :)

Golfersmom said...

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you over at my blog. I'm tagging my newest friends so I can get to know you- Thanks

Mrs Cooper said...

Stopping in from the VGNO.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I thoroughly enjoyed that!

Happy VGNO! :)

pam said...

Hope you are having a wonderful night, and looking forward to a good weekend ahead.

Erin said...

Terrific post. Thanks and happy VGNO!

2 Conservative Women said...

BRAVO!! This is the best post that I've read all week!


~Sandy~ said...

Great! Thanks so much for stopping by and the well wishes...I appreciate it :O) Have a lovely weekend...Happy VGNO!!!

Ali said...

I think I have seen this before, nice! Happy VGNO!

Fiona said...

I love you, I've always loved you but I love you more now! ;)

Sriram said...

Hi friend.. Interesting post.. Nice blog work.. keep it up..
will drop by your site often.. Do find time to visit my blog and post your comments..
Have a great day.. Cheers!!!

Tim said...

Amen sister Amen!!!

Love and Prayers,


Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a fun VGNO!

JAN'S PLACE said...

What can I say about your post" NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION"..excellent, excellent, excellent!!!!
You now have me hooked on your Blog!


Michelle said...

Great post!! Amen to that!
Have a great weekend.