• Text smaller
  • Text bigger

Recently I’ve written about all of the freedoms and liberties that
have vanished
under Republican “leadership” in Congress, and I’ve said why I think the
GOP has caved on most freedom-minded issues that have faced them.
Overall, however, this incremental loss of freedom has been occurring
for decades, and it is mostly — only mostly — due to the
extreme socialistic tendencies of the modern day Democrat Party. By no
means are all Democrats socialistic, nor are they all responsible for
the demise of personal freedom, personal responsibility, and
individualism in America.

Having said that, it’s imperative — really — that we take
matters into our own hands in November 2000, and work diligently to
unseat the unseatable; to defeat the undefeated; to dethrone the kingly
wannabes; and to restore some traditional responsibility and sanity to
our political process. That goes for the has-beens, socialists, cowards,
and self-interested in both parties. In November 2000, party
affiliation means less than it ever has, thanks to the
performance of the “Big Two” over the course of the Clinton
administration.

What matters is that we elect a majority of constitutional scholars
real ones — that understand our system of government from the
perspectives of our Founding Fathers.

Our apathy has led to the demise of our public schools, the
skyrocketing tax bills we receive annually, the two-income home, the
senseless use of our children and spouses in the military, the
burgeoning Welfare State, the groundswell of legal action, the decline
of personal responsibility, and the secularization of our society and
culture.

So, when you’re considering candidates for elected offices next time
around, think about people who, in the words of self-described “amateur
philosopher and professional geek,”
Lewis Napper,
would consider adopting a legislative style
contained in his Bill of No Rights:

We, the sensible people of these 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 do ordain and try one more time
to establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny,
guilt-ridden, delusional, commie-pinko bed wetters:

  • ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, a big
    screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can
    legally acquire these things, but no one is guaranteeing you 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 likely 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 but 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 around 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 forcefully being made wards of the State for this aspect
    of our lives.

  • 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 either fry in the
    electric chair or bust rocks in chains on the side of the highway for
    the rest of your life.

  • ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to demand that our
    children risk their lives in foreign wars merely to assuage your aching
    conscience. Though we hate oppressive governments, we 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 a
    lot of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military
    uniform and a funny hat.

  • ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us
    sure 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 IX: 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 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.

The process is there, folks. We can either use it or lose it.

  • Text smaller
  • Text bigger
Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.