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Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for ...
February 28th, 2007 11:41 AM
Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense
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 Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid 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 Ten Commandments became 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 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; 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 nothing.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
February 28th, 2007 02:33 PM
Too true. Sigh....
February 28th, 2007 06:28 PM
<-still remembers to think about Mr. Common Sense. Every day that goes by, he's remembered.
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February 28th, 2007 06:57 PM
February 28th, 2007 08:41 PM
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February 28th, 2007 08:53 PM
So few keep his memory...
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
February 28th, 2007 09:55 PM
May WE never forget, or we're in a world of TROUBLE!!!
It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.
1988 DIE HARD 2008
February 28th, 2007 10:07 PM
Sad but unfortunately true.
"Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon
March 2nd, 2007 09:07 PM
"Beware of the man who only owns one gun. He probably knows how to use it."
March 3rd, 2007 07:01 PM
It is unfortunate, some did not evan know he was alive.
"Hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."
- William Munny (Clint Eastwood in the Unfrogivin)
“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“My Idea of a fair fight is beating baby seals with a club”
March 5th, 2007 09:44 PM
And also to bad Common sense was Never "Common".
March 5th, 2007 11:49 PM
When I was just a kid, my grandfather used to say that common sense had gotten darn uncommon. That was more than 1/2 a century ago!
"If we loose Freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the Last Place on Earth!" Ronald Reagan
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