On Friday April 1, I published an article (reproduced below) stating that Congress had enacted and the President had signed a Bill of Responsibilities to complement the Bill of Rights. Alas, this was an April Fool’s spoof. Such a thing will never happen.
But it doesn’t take an act of Congress for you to adopt the Bill of Responsibilities for yourself. Please take a minute to read these 12 points and ask yourself if you wouldn’t be happier and more successful by taking them to heart. Make it your personal Bill of Responsibilities by downloading, printing, posting, and sharing it. There is a link to the PDF version at the end of the article.
Congress Enacts and President Signs Bill of Responsibilities
Acting with unprecedented speed and unanimity, both houses of Congress today passed and the President signed The Bill of Responsibilities as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“The Bill of Rights is a precious legacy of the Founding Fathers,” read the joint statement from Congressional leaders, “but an excessive focus on rights to the exclusion of responsibilities has contributed to a culture of entitlement in this country. The time has come for us to balance rights with responsibilities.”
Congress used The Twelve Core Action Values course created by Values Coach Inc. as the template for the Bill of Responsibilities. “There was no need to reinvent the wheel,” said a spokesperson for the White House. “These are the values that made this country great, and we need to restore our commitment to the personal responsibilities that they entail.”
You can download a PDF of The Bill of Responsibilities at the link below, and you have blanket permission to share these with anyone you know – including individuals who might be running for public office.