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Common Sense is Dead

(Got via an e-mail forward)

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense, a virtuous one, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were lost long ago 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 intentions brought us overbearing regulations: 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. This only worsened Common Sense's condition. He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student, but could not inform 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, criminals received better treatment than their victims, and the Pledge of Allegence came under attack for using the words "under God". Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, and after spilling 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, you give him a second death!

Posted by Jake on 10/22/03 @ 02:12 PM
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