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Letter to the Editor – Mr. Common Sense, a passing


Dear Editor,

Someone passed this along to me and I thought I would pass it along to your readers. It is quite truthful!
Today we mourn the passing of beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense. Mr. Common Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was; his birth records were lost long ago in bureaucratic red tape. He well be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life is not always fair, Mr. Common Sense lived by simple, sound 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. Such as reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended form school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, which worsened his condition. Mr. Common 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.
Mr. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became business, and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman, failing to realize that her steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled a bit in her lap and was awarded a huge settlement.

Mr. 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. He will be sorely missed by all of us who appreciated him so very much. Survival in his absence will be extremely tough. God help us.

Randy Talley