SabanFan's Bill of Rights

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  1. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    "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!!!!
     
  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    you should probably cite the source instead of putting this out there like you wrote it. you and your emails. I'm calling martin immediately. lol
     
  3. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    :grin: :grin:

    I did not write it. I adopted it. And I hold it out to be the unvarnished truth.
     
  4. tiger fan 2001

    tiger fan 2001 Founding Member

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    Excellant job Sabanfan. And the bantering between you and tirk was worthy of a laugh. :thumb: :grin: :lol:
     
  5. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    this was written by lewis napper, a libertarian who lost when he ran for senate. it probably would be nice of sabanfan to credit the author, but i wont bug him anymore about it.

    i dont have any problems with it, except article X. i am in favor of freedom of language. the US is not france, it has no official language. if people wanna move here and never learn english, fine with me. i see no need to tell people what to speak or to go home if they dont want to learn english. thats their freedom, i dont have any reason to force anything on them.
     
  6. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    The only problem I see is when people enter the workforce not knowing how
    to communicate with customers because of the language barrier.

    When you go to a fastfood or regular restaurant or store for instance and have trouble ordering what you want because you can't communicate to the
    person working there.

    I think we all have had this problem sometime in our life.
     
  7. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    yes there is no doubt about that. often fast food workers are alot better qualified to serve spanish speakers than english speakers. although at my local mcd that is not a big problem because the mcdonalds near my place is in a majority spanish-speaking neighborhood.

    but i think it is rash to say "learn english or go home". i understand that underqualified people are in the workplace, but thats a different problem.

    at my local mdconalds, most of the customers may prefer spanish, so if i worked there i might actually be a less effective employee than my spanish speaking fellow workers. this surely isnt the case at most mcdonalds, but the point is that i dont mind if people don't choose english as their first language. i can go to an english speaking mcdonalds. i have no inherent right to order cheeseburgers in english.

    i actually enjoy listening to and speaking spanish myself. this has been coming forever, thats why i took spanish at lsu and try and learn it now by listening and reading.
     
  8. Macphisto

    Macphisto Founding Member

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    That reminds me of article XI of the 1796 Treaty of Tripoli, ratified by the United States June 10, 1797 (It ended the Barabary pirates conflicts):

    ARTICLE 11.

    As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen,-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.


    http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/barbary/bar1796t.htm


    We are not a Christian nation with the belief in "the one true God".
     
  9. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    You're beginning to piss me off. Quit being such an a$$h*le. There are no requirements for upholding journalistic ethics on a freakin' internet forum. I like you better when you are trying to convince everyone (and yourself) that there is no God.
     
  10. tygertail

    tygertail Founding Member

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    refer to signature quote!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :po: :po:
     

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