Obituary for Our Ole' Friend Common Sense

Submitted by b bishop/ Republican on 03/08/2004 at 14:03. ( )


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.

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 did.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost 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 majority and do nothing.

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This response submitted by wetnwild on 03/08/2004 at 17:15. ( )

It seems the death of common sense, can be directly connected to the birth of democratic politics. Is it just me?

Amen brother !

This response submitted by b bishop/ Republican on 03/08/2004 at 18:33. ( )

you know it !

Good one

This response submitted by Paul I on 03/08/2004 at 20:42. ( )

Good one Brad.I think its covers all political branches.Its running amuck nowadays.

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