Saturday, March 07, 2009


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

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

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 again lost when a rancher in Arizona is
being sued by 16 illegal aliens for violation of their
civil rights when he apprehended them on his property
and held them until border patrol agents could arrive.
This in a US court and the judge would not dismiss it.

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
I'm A Victim