Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Death of Common Sense

Sometime back I recieved the below email which I'm passing along because I feel so strongly that it says much about the America we live in today, an America without COMMON SENSE and in the Age of Political Correctness.

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 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. Do you remember him ?


Mr Pink Eyes said...

I have received this email before also. I think that I accidentally deleted it though, thanks for posting it again.

lady di said...

I too have received this email and it is right on point. thanks

Matt said...

I've seen this one before, but it's always good to see it again. That, and it's so true.

Teresa said...

Thanks for posting this. I think that I was born towards the end of common sense's death. I am so sick of this political correctness. Why can't people adhere to common sense principles? I think it has alot to do with taking God out of society. I think with the reintroduction of God into our society than we bring common sense principles back.

MK said...

It's an old one, but still valid.