Today we mourn the passing
of a beloved old friend
by the name of 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
such value lessons as knowing when to come
in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and
that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by
simple, sound financial policies
don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting
strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).
His health began to rapidly
deteriorate 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.
It declined even further when schools were
required to get parental consent to administer aspirin
to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a
student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Finally, 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 finally gave
up the ghost after a
woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of
coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was
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 two stepbrothers; My Rights
and Ima Whiner.
Not many attended his funeral
because so few realized he was
gone. If you still know him please tell others about his passing,
if not join the majority and do nothing.