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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me
I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was

always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.

Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in

remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many



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 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 Bandaid 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 the Ten Commandments became

contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received bet t er

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

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.

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

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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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i'd send flowers but that would likely offend enviromentalists.
so would driving to the funeral in my gasoline powered vehicle.
hope the coffin is made from a renewable resource.
i doubt if any lawyers will have the guts to attend.
no religious ceremony before entirement as it would offend those of a different faith.
his death was obviously his own fault from enduring the strain of trying to teach others in an "i know it all" society.
following burial he will be villified in the press when they "discover" that he molseted the free-will thinking of youth and was a cult leader who's time had finally come.
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That is so true in today's society.

I sent this to my Father I am sure he will get some entertainment value from it. Then he will discuss his feeling about it tonight at dinner.
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