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DishMan
28th Apr 2004, 12:45
Today we mourn the passing of our old and beloved friend, Common Sense. Who, being far older than we, was always with us and guided us when we became unsure. No one knows how old he was; his birth is long shrouded in bureaucratic red tape and political correctness.
He will however, 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 and that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by the simple financial tenet: Don't spend more than you earn and the reliable parenting strategy: Adults, not children, are in charge.
His health began to deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place by the egocentric, the lovers of money and the politicians.
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 dismissed for reprimanding an unruly student served only to worsen his condition.
His health continued to deteriorate even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to pupils; yet were forbidden to inform the parents when girls 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.
He finally succumbed after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled some in her lap and was awarded a huge compensation settlement; George W Bush was appointed President of the USA by the Supreme Court and not The People and Tony Blair was allowed to continue as Prime Minister of the UK by the British electorate.
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.
His obsequies were poorly attended as so few realized he had gone. If you still know and remember him in your heart pass this on.

If not, join the majority and do Nothing.

Am I too naive in hoping that one day the circle will have turned and we'll see this dearly departed resurected??

Probably not in any of our lifetimes....