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    Default The Death of Common Sense

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    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense. Mr. Sense had 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.

    Mr. Sense 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.

    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 financial 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 a step-brother and a stepsister: My Rights and Ima Whiner.

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
    "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers

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    "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

    "As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government." - Dave Barry

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    what spawned this very obvios post

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    I was in a bad mood today. Figured it made me shake my head at how real it was.

    I thought that it put a pretty good spin on part of the reason we deal with stupid people more and more frequently.
    "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers

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    "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

    "As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government." - Dave Barry

    www.daveramsey.com www.clarkhoward.com www.heritage.org

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    Common sense died years ago, and now our efforts should be spent keeping Mr. Uncommon Sense safe. He is all we have left.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie
    I was in a bad mood today.
    You too?

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    I thought you were talking about the book "The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America"; it is a great book. I read it 2 times in a year several years back. Easy read but just shows how laws and rules are breaking common sense. Good read if you have time, warning - Liberals need not apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFTide
    I thought you were talking about the book "The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America"; it is a great book. I read it 2 times in a year several years back. Easy read but just shows how laws and rules are breaking common sense. Good read if you have time, warning - Liberals need not apply.
    Sounds like a book about how the wonders of Socialism are a failure in practice.

    I might have to add that book to my "list" to read after I am done school next year.

    Try "Freedom in Chains" by James Bovard. He also wrote "Lost Rights."

    "Punished by Rewards" is a great comentary on how rewarding people for doing their jobs or what is expected of them is stupid.
    "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers

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    "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

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    www.daveramsey.com www.clarkhoward.com www.heritage.org

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    I know what you mean about rewards for doing what you should do. I get a bad rap on this one. Every year, 3 high schools in the area send students on a work study program, to get on the job experience at my shop. They have a 20 question rating card that I fill out at the end of the term, containing questions about attendance, punctuality, appearance, grooming, heigene etc.. The scale is 1 to 5, 1 being no good, 5 being outstanding, and 3 being average. So if the student shows up everyday, on time, teeth brushed, hair combed, and smells descent, he gets all threes. After all, these are things that he is supposed to do. Maybe I'm wrong, but it doesn't feel right to give a big pat on the back for doing what you're supposed to. The school thinks I'm terrible for not giving 5s.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    Come now fellows, if it weren't for the loose of common sence and the stupidity that seems to lead so many you may not be out of a job completely, but I would! Personally I would be happier if I were out of work and it doesn't take me being in a bad mood to rant on this.

    Recently a man got a plea agreement of 5 years in jail for admitting to rapping a 10year old girl twice. This was his second conviction and the first was to a 14 year old. Thank heavens the judge must have been morning common secne's death as he turned down the plea agreement and gave the guy a min. of 25 before elligable for parole.

    Well I will leave my little rant as it's the last two min.'s of Mon. night football and I am sorry if this post is not typed well as I am watching football.

    Just common sence! JoJo

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    To re-phrase a quote from Admiral Nimitz,

    "Common sense is an un-common virtue."
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    Before Everything, Stop And First Evaluate

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