Something to Ponder
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Something to make you go "hmmmmmm": Huh
Subject: Ponder

Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life but died recently in the United
States. No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes, factories helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness.

For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know 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 simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in
charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second. A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological
Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including body piercing, whole language, and "new math." But his health
declined when he became infected with the "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus.

In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations. He watched in pain as
good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies.

Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, a teen suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after
lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition. It declined even further when schools had to
get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not inform the parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports. Finally, when people, too stupid to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, were awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel.

As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow toilets, rocking chairs, and stepladders.

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 Im a Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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That is an absolutely great Truth!!
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I believe the trend to be "Politically Correct" has hurt common sense quite a bit too!
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See what happens when you take disapline from the school and home.We had a kid shot and killed the vice principal in Omaha the other day.For kicking him out for tearing up the ball field.
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(01-17-2011, 02:19 AM)1969jimmach Wrote: See what happens when you take disapline from the school and home.We had a kid shot and killed the vice principal in Omaha the other day.For kicking him out for tearing up the ball field.
It is sad that we can,t take back our lives before all the injustice came about . I know of one more and it was ment to be more helpfull but when it was given far more power than the I R S how many people has it done in . Child Support Recovery . This is in a comparison to what is happening to our hobby as well as the love we feel about the car,s we are saving . For so many of us these car,s are part of our faimly and have been for many years . We need to keep fighting back or our faimlys could be taken to the crusher . I never want to see that happen ever . Fight back or we lose . C.L. SCo_hmmthink

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