Thursday, July 14

We the Sensible People by State Representative Mitchell Aye of GA

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.

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.

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!!!!

3 comments:

Leland Dixon said...

I am interested to find out more about Mitchell Aye, the person to whom this diatribe is credited. The web has no information on a person by that name, in Georgia, or anywhere else. For that matter, I would like to learn why Mr. Aye, or yourselves are so against the United States allowing anyone not originally from America to live here. IF YOU READ THE CONSTITUTION CAREFULLY, you would leanr that the United States does not, and has never had an official language. English is the most common language spoken in this nations of states, but as your linguistic test at the bottom of the page shows, there are many different dialects of the same language in this very nation of states. Many of those dialects are very difficult to be understood by someone from a different dialect. Furthermore, the United States does have the obligation, as does every other country, to ensure the health of its citizens AND residents. If this were not true, there would be no age limits on Tabacco products, alcohol, and there would be no laws preventing drug use. The fact that the United States, with the largest GDP in the modern world, does not have a national health policy is disgraceful. That tells the rest of the world that the nation does not care about the health of its people. Before you continue writing diatribes against immigration remember that your ancestors came here at one time too, so your sorry ass could enjoy the "freedoms" you write so angrily about.

WB3031 said...

I also am interested to find out more about "Mr. Aye" but for different reasons. I don't understand why we can't seem to discuss different opinions without becoming so hostile. I understand that we don't have an official language but I don't understand why we are expected to bend over backwards to accomodate those who want to live here but not to learn English. We must print ballots, etc. in Spanish and you can't participate in a phone menu without hearing some Spanish options and that's ok but where does it stop? If there is a large immigration of Chinese, Japanese, French, Germans, etc will we be expected to accomodate their languages too? I don't see these demands placed on other countries. I'm not so sure that our "obligation" is why we have tobacco and alcohol and drug laws. I believe in a free society, the citizens (majority) decide what they will tolerate and what they won't. As things change the laws change also. For instance, we did not have prohibition, then we did, and then we decided, for various reasons, that alcohol could be legally consumed again. As for not having a national health care policy, I for one am very glad about that. I can't find many things that federal government does very well and I'm convinced they should stay out of this arena. Does that mean that I believe we should not help those without insurance? No. But those who don't have insurance are not all in that situation for the same reasons. I know of many people who complain about not being able to afford insurance but have chosen to spend their money elsewhere like cars, rims, tires, cigarettes, drugs, junk food, etc. Many of the above items contribute to poor health, yet these same people demand that other citizens (society) provide them with health insurance. This is part of the cost of being free to spend your money where you want. Those who can afford to pay end up subsidizing those who can't. That is why upon checking out of the hospital I was administered one aspirin which cost me $4.35. Not having a national health care system does not necessarily mean that we don't care about the health of our people. It could be argued that our people don't care about the health of themselves. With regard to immigration i think Mr. Aye is accurately expressing a growing frustation in many that are unfairly characterized as not wanting immigration when if listened to, they are against illegal immigration. I don't believe that it is right to disregard the laws of our country and enter America without going through proper channels. Most of our ancestors entered America legally and assimilated. They did not come here and make demands that we print things in their native language. I have not heard one person rant against legal immigration. Illegal immigration, however, brings many negative aspects with it that affect the people of this country directly and indirectly. That is a valid point and one that sometimes gets steamrolled instead of discussed. Many in our prisons are illegal immigrants and our society is now bearing the cost of this. It is a shame that we cannot seem to discuss different opinions without blasting each other or referring to one with a different opionon as a "silly ass." But then, you are exercising your freedom of speech.

DocuMan said...

The last two "Articles" of this were added by someone who forwarded it. Also, the original contained some stuff that has been deleted. If anyone wants to read the unexpurgated version, here it is.

BTW, this was actually written by Lewis Napper, a Mississippi man who ran for a U.S. Senate seat in 2000 as a Libertarian. Rep. Mitchell Kaye (that's "Kaye," not "Aye" ) from Georgia was one of the first people to forward this, but he didn't write it.

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, deluded, 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, change the channel, or express a different opinion, 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 demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you'd like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat.

ARTICLE IX:
You don't have the right to a job. Sure, all of us want all of you to have one, 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 X:
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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