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    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
    has 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 valuable lessons as:

    - Learning about trust the hard way;
    - Learning at an early age not to insult bigger kids;
    - 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 can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
    charge). A very principled person who held the belief that we can do things for ourselves, others aren't responsible to fix everything for us and that we have a responsibility for our own actions.

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
    overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-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 that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
    children. It declined even further when schools were required to get
    parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student;
    but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted
    to have an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as the 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 little in
    her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was
    preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife,
    Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

    He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now,
    Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim and 2 cousins; Its Not My Fault and Get It From The Social.

    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

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