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    My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life, and advised that I would do well to call on him when making decisions.


    It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.


    Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense has served us all so well for so many generations.




    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was as 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 earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in charge).


    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but over bearing 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.


    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.


    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 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 littlein her lap, and was promptly 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 three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim.


    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.


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    Guest Roo1

    Thats one to forward on an email!!! I know alot who will benefit from reading it.:o

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    Guest ali@51

    Thought I would share a death of comman sense story I have just heard.


    My cousins nephew has just finished his 1st year @ high school and in his PE lesson he was playing football. He tackled a lad. According to the teacher this tackle was hard but fair. The lad he tackled however disagred and lamped my cousins nephew. However he got a bit of a shock as although this lad is small he is a boxer and he lamped him back. Unfortunatily KO ing him. My cousins nephew was sent home and had to be taught on his own for a while as punishment for retaliating. His Mum didn't have a problem with this as she said he had been fighting and should be punished, fair enough. Untill she discovered the instigator who through the first punch had received no punishment at all and in fact his parents were threatening to call the police!!!!!!!! The schools justification was that my cousins nephew shouldn't have retaliated but should have told the teacher and theirfore it is him thats in the wrong NOT the other lad. Is it me:eek:

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    Guest Aussiebound

    Very good, so true of how this country has become!

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