Common Sense – An Obituary

I received the following email today from my English Democrat colleague, Roger Firth, and thought I would share it with you all…

“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 can earn) and reliable 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 6 year old boy charged with harrassment for kissing a classmate: teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired forreprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common  sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common sense lost the will to live as the 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 could sue you for assault.

Common sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realise that a cup of steaming 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 two sons reason and justice.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers – I know my rights,I want it now,someone else is to blame, and I am a victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.”

If you still remember him, pass this message on – If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Many a true word…….


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