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The Death of Common Sense

Sep 27th 2010 at 11:06 PM

On Oct 30 there is a Ralley to Stop the Sanity at the National Mall in Washington DC


I came across this in one of the groups and thought it needed to be shared.

Obituary printed in the London Times

Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in 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 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; 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 attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the 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 in your own 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 hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

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

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights,
I Want It Now,
Someone Else Is To Blame,
and I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Please to comment
Jan 5th 2012 at 8:05 PM by albag55
Marisa, this is a great article, I enjoyed reading this very much. Good wit, humor, and fact put together very well. I love wisdom, and the people that generate that special gift.
Jan 8th 2011 at 8:38 PM by nelica
The Death of Common Sense is so good and which is sad for us is the Truth. Thank you for telling us! God Bless!
Nov 27th 2010 at 7:51 PM by gerardoantonio
good article thanks..
Oct 29th 2010 at 10:50 PM by drkelp
Thx for sharing this funny, poignant, and alas true article. AS they say Commeon sense is not so common these days. Peace Grant
Sep 28th 2010 at 12:36 AM by yhbecpublisher
Thank you for sharing this with us Marisa.

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