Common Sense

I just thought this was interesting:

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved friend, Common Sense, who had been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure exactly how old he was. His birth records were long ago
lost in government bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having
cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain!!
Why the early bird gets the worm !!
Life isn’t always fair !!
And maybe it was my fault !!

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not the children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a 6 -year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate and teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents started attacking teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do to discipline their own unruly children. Then it sharply declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; and were banned from informing parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live when the Ten Commandments became branded as illicit contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar robbing your home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was too hot and spilled a little in her lap, then was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights… Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do absolutely nothing.


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