Tag: Rights (home)

"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-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional chronic complainers: Article I: You do not have the "right" to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. If you can legally acquire them, fine, but none are guaranteed. Article II: You do not have the "right to never be offended." Freedoms offered in this nation are for everyone, not just you. 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 wealthy. Article IV: You do not have the right to "free food and housing." We will not continue to subsidize professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than create another generation of couch potatoes. Article V: You do not have the right to "free health care." Article VI: You do not have the "right to physically harm or kill someone." If you do, don't be shocked when you're in jail or on death row. Article VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. Article VIII: You don't have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars battling each and every little tyrant in a military uniform and a funny hat. Article IX: You don't have the "right to a job." Article X. You do not have the "right to happiness," only the right to pursue it.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Rights

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.

permalink source: Oliver Wendell Holmes, American jurist
tags: Conflict, Rights