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Common Sense

Unread post by sagbay » May 20th, 2020, 12:10 pm

An Obituary printed in the London Times.......Brilliant!!

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 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 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 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,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepchildren;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

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 nothing.
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Unread post by Dbl Dirty Dog » May 21st, 2020, 9:43 am

Well said!!
I believe this has it's origins in Academia and flowed like a river over it's banks into Education and Government. Both are the home of Liberals,Socialists and Marxists ie: Communists. This result was well planned for and implemented decades ago and spread through our Grade and Middle schools and has turned into indoctrination of our youth. This aberration has done more damage to our Society than any other disease including the current scam of Covid-19.

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Unread post by capt.dan » May 21st, 2020, 10:09 pm

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Not everyone will agree with, understand you, like you, appreciate your character, personality or politics. Not even a few benefiting from your knowledge and/or generosity. But stay true to your beliefs and convictions.

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Unread post by BG Cole » May 22nd, 2020, 8:42 am

Great post Dan!
For many years, I have taught my children and grand children that: Common sense is the "principled" application of logic.

Ooops! Thanks Larry!

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Unread post by capt.dan » May 22nd, 2020, 8:46 am

Actually it was our administrator Larry who made the post. thumbs_up
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