You have RIGHTS and I also have RIGHTS

The following was written by State Representative Mitchell Kaye from Georgia:

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, delusional, liberals, and bedwetters. 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, 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 are 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 of equal outcome as compared to everyone else in every case.  No matter who you are,  there is someone a little bit more qualified,  a little smarter,  and a little more hard working.   Your being in the right place at the right time and doing the right things to get ahead all play a part.   If you don't get a particular job,  we all will work to make sure you have an equal chance,  but we won't guarantee that EVERY TIME you will see the outcome as "fair".  If you are stupid or uneducated or cannot speak good English,  expect to be on the bottom of the economic ladder.

ARTICLE IX: You don't 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 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.