Ten rights Americans do not have

By Sammy J. Franklin

The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi, computer programmer. He didn’t expect his essay, a 10-point list of “rights” Americans do not have, to become a legend.

“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. 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.”

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