Common Sense
He will be missed. L

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 Calpol, 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


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,


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
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