Yes....i'm A Bad American

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    YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN
    by George Carlin


    I Am Your Worst Nightmare. I am a BAD American. I am George Carlin.

    I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid level
    governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!

    I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.

    I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not
    entitle you to anything.

    I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to do it in English.

    I think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.

    I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment than
    working at Blockbuster. In fact, if your parents are footing the bill to put
    your pansy ass through 4 years plus of college, you haven't begun to be
    enlightened.

    I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they
    want to.

    My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled
    Jerry Springer.

    I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

    I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time arguing about it.

    I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I didn't wander forty years In the
    desert after getting chased out of Egypt. I haven't burned any witches or
    been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut-the-Hell-up
    already.

    I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson
    practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the
    problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?

    I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're running
    from them.

    I also think they have the right to pull your ass over if you're breaking the
    law, regardless of what color you are.

    I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you
    deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the
    next four years.

    I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.

    If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

    We need our country back!
     
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    Yeah, that's a pretty cool one. I've also seen it credited to Robin Williams, but I don't think either of them actually said it. Doesn't make it any less cool.
     
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    Carlin and Williams are fairly ardent lefties from what I have seen and heard them say...I would be surprised if it was written or spoken by either of them. Amusing, nevertheless.
     
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    Snopes.com rocks. I've ended a few arguments with their help.
     
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    Iagree with everything up till this part.


    What makes a cop any more powerful then a citizen. Too often you read of cops killing a guy for carrying a gun with no intent on using it. Too often you have illegal search and seizures by cops that have no justification to do so or ramifications for doing so. Too often you hear of cops committing crimes that citizens supposedly commit everyday and goto jail for, being slaps on the wrist for them.

    These higher authorities need to know their place. They PROTECT & SERVE the PEOPLE. Yet too many have forgotten that and deem everyone a criminal in their eyes.
     
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    True, that part isn't worded very well, but I agree with the sentiment I think is behind it. We keep passing laws that end up being a benefit for the criminal, then complain when the crime rate goes up and the police act like jerks.

    As far as the part about race, I think it's about the fact that it's become to easy to play the race card. Nobody should have the police on them just because of their color, but there are people who do bad things then claim they are being treated unfairly because of their race.
     
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    Thanks Joker. I enjoyed the read.
     
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    I've got no real love for cops. I respect them, and admit they have a tough, shitty job to do, but I think a lot of them let it go to their heads. They start thinking they're "above the law", and can treat you however they deem fit. Problem is, a lot of the time, you're treatment isn't warranted. There's too many cops that are arrogant, condesending, pieces of shit.
     
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    Personally, I don't care who wrote the article. I agree with the sentiments, expecially those about the cops, and AMEN, AMEN, AMEN to the statement about the Rev. Jesse Jackson. What would our society be like if we didn't have good, dedicated police on the beat every day risking their lives to make our lives safer and more comfortable? One bad apple (cop) does not spoil the whole barrel, in my opinion. The bad cops are always found out and get their just rewards.
     

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