The Death of Common Sense...R.I.P.

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  1. TwoPoundsPerWeek

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    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 earn) and reliable parenting 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 six-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 they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
    consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky paste to a
    student; but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant
    and wanted to have an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as churches became businesses and criminals received better
    treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
    couldn't legally defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the
    burglar can 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 three stepbrothers: I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to
    Blame, and I'm a Victim.
     
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    I like this :D Thank you for posting it as it really gives food for thought I think!

    Lacey :)
     
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    I think so, too! It's funny, but when you think about it, it's kind of true, too. There was more stuff about religion in it, but I edited it out because I didn't want anyone to think I was taking a religious stance or anything, especially since I am not the author. I just saw it on a blog and thought it was cute.

    Mmmm...food for thought...how many calories in that, do you think?
     
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