Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Floundering Fathers

It's a good thing the Founding Fathers did what they had to do over 200 years ago...because they could never get it done now.

Of course, it wasn't such an easy task even back then, but now with our 24/7 news cycle and every yahoo (myself included) just a comment button away from adding his or her own two cents to the rabble?   Fuggedaboutit!

Hmmm, I wonder what it would be like...?

Freedom of religion?  Sure (if you're not Muslim)!  How about freedom from religion?  The atheists would love that, but who's going to clean up from fundamentalist heads exploding?

The right to bear arms?  You betcha.  AK-47s?  Why not!  Can we shoot things from airplanes or helicopters?  Yes, but you must have a license (and be older than 12).

Habeas corpus?  That's Latin, right?  No one reads Latin anymore.  Next...!

Taxes.  We the People do not want to pay taxes, unless it supports our troops!   That said, we expect good schools, bridges that don't fall apart and unlimited help from floods, hurricanes, and losing sand from our beach-front properties.

Equality.  Everyone is equal (as long as they don't want to live next to us or date our daughter).  Additionally, gays are icky, but we need them for Hollywood, Broadway and to bartend on airplanes, so....

Sigh....

You ever see a grown man cry?  In a powdered wig...?

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