An Obituary, for Common Sense.

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    An Obituary, for Common Sense.

    An Obituary printed in the London Times.....Absolutely Brilliant!!!

    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
    I'm A Victim

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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    Nice post... However I take exception to one "step brother"....

    "I Know My Rights"


    I believe know one's rights is common sense. I know my rights and expect them not to be violated and/or dismissed in the name of common sense or any other reason.

    Strange how the London Times seemed to use examples from America. Just saying.
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    "One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
    --Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney

    Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."

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    It is rumored that Common Sense's jealous baby cousin "Secular Progressive", murdered Common Sense and has since been seen masquerading as Common Sense, and preceding each of it's moronic initiatives with the name "Common Sense".
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    This is great! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Why the early bird gets the worm
    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

    Write that down.
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    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    It is rumored that Common Sense's jealous baby cousin "Secular Progressive", murdered Common Sense and has since been seen masquerading as Common Sense, and preceding each of it's moronic initiatives with the name "Common Sense".
    That is so good I'm considering posting it to my facebook. And if you knew how often I do that, you would consider it an honor.
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    Excellent post!!!
    "Don't start none, won't be none!"

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    Common sense was murdered by political correctness and liberalism.
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