Common Sense ... the death of.................

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by paulmack, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    Hiya all, I just got this in my mail box and wanted to share it with you... I wasn't sure where to put the post so its ended up here.

    Dear Friends:
    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 having cultivated 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, or just wanted the contraception pill aged 11.
    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 fight 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 pass this on, if not join the minority and do nothing.
    Have a good day.
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

  2. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    I wish I had known him and his parents, wife and children. What a wonderful family. We need more folks like them in this world!
  3. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    ...very true.

  4. boltchik

    boltchik New Member

    Yes, so frustrating sometimes! The world has gone overboard on political correctness. Somewhere in there it has caused many to lose common courtesy for their fellow human being. Well, I can hope and pray that it changes for the better again some day. Love the final quote, so true. My kids take my breath away all the time! :) I enjoy every moment with them. Hope you had a good night. Kim :)
  5. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    Far too much political correctness these days.
  6. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    Sadly, it does seem as though Common Sense has LEFT THE BUILDING.

    Hopefully, through reincarnation his spirit will live again through all of us who wish to carry on his legacy.
  7. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I truly believe it is only a minority of people who are still pushing political correctness.

    They make things so much worse, how stupid are they but how stupid are we to allow it to happen, we live in democratic societies, we have recourse, we can make ourselves heard....

    I hold up my hand, I do nothing.