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Obituary to Common Sense in two parts
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Chuck, WA    Posted 07-23-2002 at 21:12:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been trying to post this but it keeps being rejected - must be a lenght limit on the board? Anyhow, saw it yesterday and thought this group would appreciate it.

Obituary to Common Sense - Part 1

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, by the name of Common Sense.

Common Sense lived a long life, but died in the United States from heart failure on the beginning of the new millennium. No one really knows how old
he was, since his birth records were lost long ago 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 had no power over Common Sense.

He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come 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 that 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 Technical 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. (continued in Part 2)

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