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 willbe 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 spendmore than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, arein charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned butoverbearing regulations were set in place including: reports of a 6-year-old boycharged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended fromschool for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimandingan unruly student, only worsenedhis condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doingthe job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unrulychildren. He declined even further when schools were required to get parentalconsent 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 tolive as the churches became businesses; and criminals receivedbetter treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beatingwhen you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own homeand the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failedto realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little inher 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 5 stepbrothers; - I Know My Rights - I Want It Now - Someone Else Is To Blame - I'm A Victim - Pay me for Doing Nothing Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majorityand do nothing.