I came across this when I was doing some spring cleaning and I just think that it is something that is interesting to read, because there is so much truth to it.
Today we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense.
Common Sense lived a long life but finally died of heart failure. No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were lost long
ago in bureaucratic red tape.
He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes,
Factories and offices. He helped folks get jobs done without fanfare and
foolishness. For decades, petty rules, silly laws and frivolous lawsuits held
no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued
lessons and to know when to come in out of the rain. the early bird gets
the worm, and life isn’t always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound
financial policies such as "don’t spend more than you earn," reliable parenting
strategies. and the idea that it’s okay to come in second sometimes.
A veteran of the Industrial Revolution. the Great Depression, and the
Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational
trends, including body piercing, whole language, ebonies and new
math. His health declined when he became infected with the "If it only
helps one person it’s worth it" bug.
In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages
of overbearing federal regulation. He’ watched in pain as good people became
ruled by self-seeking lawyers and enlightened auditors. .
Common Sense knew the end was near when schools endlessly implemented
zero tolerance policies, reports of six-year-old boys charged with
sexual harassment for kissing a classmate. a teen suspended, for taking a
swig of mouthwash after .lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an
unruly student; when schools had to get parental consent to administer
aspirin to a student but .could not inform the parent when the female student
is pregnant or wants an abortion.
Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments
became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better
treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything
from Boy Scouts to professional ~ports. Common Sense drifted in
and out of consciousness but was kept informed of developments regarding
questionable regulations for asbestos. low flow toilets. smart guns, the
nurturing of Prohibition laws and mandatory air bags.
Common sense was preceded in death by his parents. Truth and Trust;
his wife, Discretion; his daughter. Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
Not many attended his funeral, unfortunately. because so few realize he