Please note: It's just as difficult to declare something a non-right as it is to declare something not true. While it may be emotionally satisfying to state that something is false, it is just about impossible to prove something not true. Actually, proving something anything is just about impossible. At most, you can usually find a workable guess that is acceptable under local conditions. Anyone who would like to take exception with this statement is welcome to email me and talk to me about it. I don't bite, although I'm almost certainly certafiably insane. I suspect this is a normal effect of being exposed to 30 years of Earth around the 21st century.
When I was younger (i.e. 21) I thought that this document more or less described fairness, was humerous, and was a good thing to have on the internet. I'm no longer clear on any of those things, but I leave it on my web page for completeness.. I wanted my web page to capture how I changed as a individual, because it's not clear to me that there is one particular age that is better than all others - indeed, it seems likely that there are desirable attributes about each age humans go through, and that understanding how they grow over time might be very worthwhile.

 The following was written by State Representative Mitchell Kaye from
 Cobb County, GA.
	 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 and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.
 	We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people
 were 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're just not
 interested in 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 don't have the right to demand that our children
 risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. 
 We hate oppressive governments and 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 so much of our
 time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform
 and a funny hat.
 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
 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.

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