This was passed on to me by Viv Forbes. We need to find the originator of this document and have the constitution itself done by the same person. One thing we can safely assume is that there are other libertarians out there somewhere.

‘We the sensible people of Australia, 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, and other liberal bed-wetters.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:

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. Australians are among 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. Get an education and go to work…. don’t expect everyone else to take care of you!

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 break big rocks into little rocks for a very long time.

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 do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, 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 IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an Australian 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 idiot laws.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!

(And Lastly….)

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in a fair go for all so if you are coming here from somewhere else accept the fact you came here because our lifestyle is better. Assimilate and fit in or else head back to where you came from.

If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don’t have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don’t. I just think it’s about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of Australia speak out because if you do not, who will?


  1. Love it. Though the lefties will scream ‘racist’ at articles X & XI. The fact that one of the randomly-generated related links is called “National Socialism in Australia Today” doesn’t help 😉

    In true libertarian spirit I would re-write article X slightly:

    This is an English speaking country. You can speak whatever language you like here, but if you don’t learn English don’t expect anyone to understand you, and don’t expect the government to give you free interpreters.

  2. The origin of this is American and it has been modified for local consumption. For some reason Americans insist on using the word “liberal” to mean something that it doesn’t mean anywhere else.

    I understand Article IV, referring to charity, is true when applied to Americans. I don’t think it is accurate when referring to Australians. Charity and philanthropy are substantially reduced in a welfare state.

    Despite that, the sentiments are brilliant.

  3. You are right David, the third Automatic related post above – new preamble to the constitution says The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Aye from GA. This guy should run for President one day…

  4. HannahJ, this is just a pre-amble. I don’t know if they are legally binding.
    We need to be aware of the dangers of separating intentions and deeds.
    For instance, the US Declaration of Independence is separate from the Articles of Federation. The Declaration is considered the Founding Document. Imagine how much harder it would be for Congress to water down individual rights if the Articles had been combined with the Declaration at the start! That’s the way for a libertarian nation to go- Declaration and Constitution in one Founding document!

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