Bill of Non-Rights

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 do not 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 guaranteed 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; but the world is full of dummies, and 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 get the blue juice.

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 a useful citizen.

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 came from, English is our language. Learn it!

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 God. And 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, get comfortable with it.

If you agree, share this with a friend. You don’t have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don’t, but it’s about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States must speak out, because if you don’t the others will.

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Russian Election ‘Hacking’: FBI Is Not Investigating Trump Campaign | National Review

“But the innocent interpretation, the more likely interpretation, is not what the media and Democrats have wanted us to believe. For months, they have titillated their audience with the election-hacking conspiracy fantasy. When they cover their behinds by mentioning the possibility of innocence, it is in the fine print.” – Andrew C. McCarthy

Source: Russian Election ‘Hacking’: FBI Is Not Investigating Trump Campaign | National Review

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DeepStateGate: Democrats’ Russia Conspiracy Theory Backfires

“Democrats’ efforts to raise suspicions about alleged — and, thus far, imaginary — links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government may have backfired spectacularly. The spotlight is now on President Barack Obama and his administration’s alleged surveillance of the Trump campaign, as well as his aides’ reported efforts to spread damaging information about Trump throughout government agencies to facilitate later investigations and, possibly, leaks to the media.” – Joel B. Pollak

Source: DeepStateGate: Democrats’ Russia Conspiracy Theory Backfires

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New York Times Details How Obama Administration SABOTAGED Trump | Daily Wire

“But as the Times admits — though buried deep in the piece — the reality is that all of the information obtained so far shows no evidence of any wrongdoing on anyone from Team Trump [emphasis added]. What exactly is in the classified documents, as the Times acknowledges, is “impossible” to know at this point. Citing “more than a half-dozen current and former officials,” who, of course, chose to remain anonymous since they were discussing classified information, the Times states that nearly all of the information “remains secret, making an independent public assessment of the competing Obama and Trump administration claims impossible.” As the Daily Wire noted before in our review of another much-circulated Trump-Russia hit-piece, the Times’ unnamed intelligence and law enforcement sources admitted to having found “no evidence” that Trump and/or his associates colluded with the Russians to influence the election  — the key premise of the allegation.” – James Barrett

Source: New York Times Details How Obama Administration SABOTAGED Trump | Daily Wire

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The Case Against Liberal Compassion – Imprimis

“It follows, then, that the answer to the question of how liberals who profess to be anguished about other people’s suffering can be so weirdly complacent regarding wasteful, misdirected, and above all ineffective government programs created to relieve that suffering—is that liberals care about helping much less than they care about caring. Because compassion gives me a self-regarding reason to care about your suffering, it’s more important for me to do something than to accomplish something. Once I’ve voted for, given a speech about, written an editorial endorsing, or held forth at a dinner party on the salutary generosity of some program to “address” your problem, my work is done, and I can feel the rush of my own pious reaction. There’s no need to stick around for the complex, frustrating, mundane work of making sure the program that made me feel better, just by being established and praised, has actually alleviated your suffering.” – William Voegeli, Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books

Source: The Case Against Liberal Compassion – Imprimis

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Swedish Leaders Have a Message For Trump That Has Democrats Flipping Out | The Federalist Papers

“President Donald Trump made waves this week with comments about Sweden that shined a huge light on the devastation the country has faced in the wake of a disastrous open-door policy that has allowed Muslim migrants to flood in. While leftists have tried to put the lid on the truth, prominent Swedish politicians have affirmed Trump’s comments. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson, who both serve as leaders of the Democrats in Sweden, agreed with Trump’s assessment of the massive crime wave that has hit the Nordic country thanks to a flood of Muslim migrants. ‘Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems,’ Akesson and Karlsson wrote. ‘If anything, he understated them.'” – C.E. Dyer

Source: Swedish Leaders Have a Message For Trump That Has Democrats Flipping Out | The Federalist Papers

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Days After Obama’s ‘Shadow Government’ Is Outed, an Even More Disturbing Discovery Comes to Light…

This is appalling:

“The protesters organized against President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress at local town halls are doing it by the book. Literally. From New York Post: The manual, published with OFA partner ‘Indivisible,’ advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and ‘grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.’ Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.’ It also urges them to ask ‘hostile’ questions — while keeping ‘a firm hold on the mic’ — and loudly boo the the GOP politician if he isn’t ‘giving you real answers.’ ‘Express your concern [to the event’s hosts] they are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,’ it says.” – Nickarama and NY Post

Source: Days After Obama’s ‘Shadow Government’ Is Outed, an Even More Disturbing Discovery Comes to Light…

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Neil Gorsuch, Merrick Garland, New York Times Hypocrisy, Cluelessness | National Review

“That Garland was no moderate but, in fact, a doctrinaire liberal was not something the same newspaper chose to recall today as it sought to lead the charge against Gorsuch as an extremist. But there’s more to this than just the usual liberal hypocrisy we’ve come to expect from the Times.” – Jonathan S. Tobin

Source: Neil Gorsuch, Merrick Garland, New York Times Hypocrisy, Cluelessness | National Review

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America’s Second Civil War – The Dennis Prager Show

“Just as in Western Europe, the left in America seeks to erase America’s Judeo-Christian foundations. The melting pot is regarded as nothing more than an anti-black, anti-Muslim, anti-Hispanic meme. The left suppresses free speech wherever possible for those who oppose it, labeling all non-left speech “hate speech.” To cite only one example, if you think Shakespeare is the greatest playwright or Bach is the greatest composer, you are a proponent of dead white European males and therefore racist. Without any important value held in common, how can there be unity between left and non-left? Obviously, there cannot. There will be unity only when the left vanquishes the right or the right vanquishes the left. Using the First Civil War analogy, American unity was achieved only after the South was vanquished and slavery was abolished.” – Dennis Prager

Source: America’s Second Civil War – The Dennis Prager Show

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Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

“As students of ancient history, the Founders feared the destructive passions of direct democracy, and as recent subjects of an overreaching monarch, they equally feared the rule of an elite unresponsive to the will of the people. The Electoral College was a compromise, neither fully democratic nor aristocratic.” – Jarrett Stepman

Source: Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

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