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I got this e-mail

NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION

This is probably the best e-mail I've seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day...

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid 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 bed-wetters. 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 they require a Bill of NON-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. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)

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 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 to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, 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. (AMEN!)

ARTICLE IX: 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 over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly....)

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!

If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you do not, who will?
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Ok, I agree with 99.9% of what was written. The one item that I have not formulated an opinion on is the health care issue.

I go back and forth on this one.

You want healthcare then pay for it like the rest of us.

As a civilized society should we make people dependent upon the emergency room for health care? What about children who do not get proper health care?

As I said, I go back and forth on this issue. I do believe, however, that if we stopped the flow of ILLEGAL immigrants into this country it would ease the burden on the health care system and perhaps make it more affordable.

Someone has to pay for the medical treatment the illegals receive at hospitals and it isn't the illegals or the hospitals, it is you and me.

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I have a real problem with the illegal immigrant situation, and I do not just mean the US.......I am not pointing fingers here, we in Canada take our share who enter illegally in the first place and then let them stay for one reason or another.

My issue is, why are we making all Canadians and US citizens jump through the hoops to get a passport to enter the US, why do we turn down immigation applicants in either direction that are normal everyday US people who want to move to Canada or normal everyday people from Canada that want to move to the US...................because they might take up a job that an existing citizen can do.

If you are an everyday, normal middle income type that wants to change from one of these countries to the other and just get a job and live there.................you are not welcome. You can move and retire as you are not taking a job...........you can buy a business or bring lots of money and open a business that creates jobs for the locals............but no, if you are just the average guy or gal you are not welcome unless you offer a skill that is in short supply and needed.

At least if you try to do things the right way.....the legal way.

On the other hand you can just immigrate illegally, sneak across the border, use fake ID, get a job............and well maybe we will just let you stay anyways. Once again it is the law abiding types following the rules that get the shaft in the long run.

I did like the new preamble to the constitution. I think much of what is in there could be used in a lot of other countries than the US. Many of the problems are the similar in a lot of other countries.

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As someone who's lived with socialized medicine for the past 18 years, I can tell you that government-run health care won't take effective care of people. The reasons for this are pretty simple:

1) In a private system, tests, procedures, and prescriptions generate profit for the hospital or clinic ordering them for a patient.

2) In a socialized/government system, tests, procedures, and prescriptions are an operating expense.

Ask anyone who's lived with military/government healthcare, and you'll hear plenty of stories. I had a friend who suffered for weeks with back/leg pain while getting the standard motrin/flexeril treatment. At one point he went into the emergency room, barely able to walk. They told him his blood and urine were OK and sent him home with more motrin. He practically had to call a congressman before he got the hospital to agree to send him in for an MRI -- which showed he had a slipped disk. A private system has incentive to find problems and fix them. A socialized system has incentive to provide minimum care in order to cut costs.

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expatriate.....much of what you say is true with what we have in Canada. Everyone thinks it is a FREE system......not so, it varies from province to province on what is covered, which drugs they will shell out for, long waiting times for surgery, etc, etc. How much you make as an annual income is reflected in what you pay for health care. The more you make the more you pay and the less drug coverage you have.

I am not saying I would want to switch with the systems in other countries, just that our system has it's good points and it's bad points.

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My father always said:

Nothing in this world is free, and God Damn little is cheap.

I think the Old Guy slobbered a bib full when he said that, at least he was free to say it.
Gold Bless Canada & The USA Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Hammer1 wrote:
My father always said:

Nothing in this world is free, and God Damn little is cheap.

I think the Old Guy slobbered a bib full when he said that, at least he was free to say it.
Gold Bless Canada & The USA Thumbs up Thumbs up

I agree Hammer. A lot may be wrong with Canada and USA but atleast we don't get executed for complaining about.

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ChesterGolf wrote:
A lot may be wrong with Canada and USA but atleast we don't get executed for complaining about.

And that is so true! We can complain to our heart's content and never have to fear reprisal. Its a freedom that many do not appreciate and take for granted.

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