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    Friends,



    I just received this well written essay. I have a simple correction to make, the author is not SR Mitchell Kaye. The author is a man that I consider a very good friend, Lewis Napper.


    Please read the following...



    Lewis is a software engineer that works at Levi Strauss & Co. That is where I met and became friends with him. He is also the author of several books on software engineering. I have the utmost respect for this man and I want to see that he gets the credit for this essay.



    Lewis is also a candidate for US Senate in the State of Mississippi, wow the little jingle works for spelling... I urge you to visit his web site. Take his poll and see if your views agree with his. Lewis also has a great personal website full of very interesting articles and essays.



    I urge you to go to Lewis' web sites and look them over. You will enjoy these sites if this essay, which is really called "The Bill Of No Rights", makes sense to you.



    Election day is tomorrow, again I urge you to look over his web sites. I wish I could move to Mississippi (again thanks for the jingle...) just to vote for him. Perhaps it will motivate you to vote with your heart and common sense. It seems that common sense is not that common anymore, especially in the world of politics.



    Like Lewis says, Forward this to people you know. Nothing bad will happen if you don't, but some people might think about the way this country is being run and some great things might indeed happen to all of us.



    I don't normally editorialize and spout off from my soap box, but when I do, I do it from my heart.



    73,

    Willie Peloquin
    N8WP



    >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, bed wetters.

    >

    >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 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 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

    >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 over abundance of

    >idiotic laws created by those of you who were

    >confused by the Bill of Rights.

    >

    >If You Agree, We Strongly Urge You To Forward This

    >To As Many People As You Can. No, you don't have

    >to, and nothing tragic will befall you should you

    >not forward it. We just think it is about time

    >common sense is allowed to flourish.

    >

    >Call it The Age Of Reason revisited
     
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