Common Sense dies
The author and source of what follows are unknown, but your
readers will appreciate it; we mourn the passing of a
beloved old friend,Common Sense. No one Knows how old he was
because his birth records were lost in bureaucratic red tape.
“He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as
knowing when to come 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 sound financial polices (don’t spend more
than you earn), and reliable parenting strategies (adults not
children are in charge). His health began to deteriorate when
well intentioned regulations were set in place.
Common sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing
the job they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer paracetamol or a sticky plaster to a student
but could not inform the parents when a student wanted to
have an abortion.
“Common sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments
became contraband and criminals received better treatment than their
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend
yourself from a burglar and the burglar could sue for assault.
“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 brothers, I Know my rights, Someone else is to
Blame and I’m a Victim.”