Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The "Second Bill of Rights"

You may have seen me use the term "Second Bill of Rights" in my last few postings. The Second Bill of Rights was dreamed up by our illustrious 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his State of the Union Address on January 11th, 1944 to assure us "equality in the pursuit of happiness." Those "rights" were as follows:
1. A job with a living wage
2. Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies
3. A home
4. Medical care
5. Education
6. Recreation

My question is, just how in the hell can any government agency guarantee "equality in the pursuit of happiness"? These liberals never cease to amaze me in their concerted effort to wipe out individuality in this country and force all of us to march in lockstep. People might think, "Wow Roosevelt had good ideas, the government should guarantee all of these 'rights' after all it's only fair and fairness is what America is all about." Well, that might make for a good idea if everybody thought the same way, looked the same way, had the same dreams and ambitions and the same wants, needs, and desires. But I hate to break it to you, we're all different! We all have different interests, abilities, and levels of ambition. We all have different wants, needs, and desires, and no amount of government force or coercion is going to change that. What kind of job is the Nanny state going to guarantee me?
What kind of home am I going to get and what neighborhood is said home going to be located in?
Guaranteed medical care, how good will it be, how well will I be taken care of if the government creates wage/price controls on medical personnel and the procedures they use? I'll keep saying what I've been saying for years, and I'll keep saying it till everybody gets it; YOU CANNOT GUARANTEE EQUALITY OF OUTCOME! No matter how many people you imprison, exile or mass-murder you cannot guarantee equality of outcome. Marxism, Socialism, Communism, and Fascism DO NOT WORK!
As far as I know, nobody is keeping me or anyone else from the pursuit of happiness, unless it's some bureaucrat saying I need a college degree to be a janitor at the Smithsonian.
As far as a right to recreation, I like to target shoot for recreation and Mr. Obama would love nothing more than to take that right away from me. Which, by the way, is a real right in the real Bill of Rights. It's called the Second Amendment which guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, for which liberals have very little respect.

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