|Originally posted by WVSkier:
Note Article II
The Bill of No Rights
Hey these are (mostly) great sentiments, but I'm getting really sick of asnine Limbaughish "liberal" bashing; whatever the hell liberal is supposed to mean. Its so simple-minded and one-dimensional and tiresome. I can think of a few I'd like to add to this like;
XI Just because you imagine that you have a conversation with God every night does not give you the right to tell other people what to think, what kind of choices they can make about their own bodies or what they do in their bedrooms.
XII If you choose to move your business to a Carribean tax haven, don't expect to continue to have influence over important public policy decisions.
XIII Just because daddy and mommy are rich doesn't mean that you have a right to be.
XIV You don't have a right to do what ever the hell you want with land you own, and pump pollutants into the air, water and land. And when people, in the form of their government, decide to try to stop you -- no, that is not a taking, and no, you are not entitled to compensation.
XV Sometimes clear risks such as global warming have real costs associated with solving them. Hiding your head in the sand or assuming that we will be able to 'adapt' to them does not count as a solution.
XVI Government is "of the people, by the people and for the people", not "of the rich, by the powerful, and for the famous." Sorry if that offends you.
I'm sure there are more... Unforutnatly these kind of commonsense 'non-rights' seem to be more of a fantasy in the current political climate.[ August 12, 2002, 09:58 AM: Message edited by: Lodro ]