Friday, November 9, 2007

R.I.P. 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 morethan 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 plaster 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 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 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 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.

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7 comments:

Full said...

That is so true over here as well.

We also can't celebrate our native customs and religions in our own country as it may cause offence to anyone who choose to come here to live, work or scrounge from our economy.

Well said Prudence, please become President and make everyone else understand.

dive said...

Every word true, Prudence.

zirelda said...

Welcome to the world of Protect us from Ourselves.

With ya.

M.Benaut said...

Yes, indeed.
xxxMme Benaut

Dear Prudence said...

Hey Full, welcome. I do not want to be President. Have you seen the before and after photo's?
Dive, Z and Mme, I thought it was a good Friday post and something to keep in the back of your mind!

Rich said...

This plague is AKA liberalism.

Maria said...

Wow. I am VERY happy to find something that we agree on, Prudence. Whew!