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The War on Common Sense (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 01 2014Views/Reads: 908/548Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything.

Listening to news programs, particularly the
yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away 
with the idea that there is a war on everything. 

The list goes something like this, the war on: Women... Poverty...
Drugs... Terrorist and on and on I could go. You name it, there is a 
war addressed. I believe we should be serious about dealing with 
certain negative aspects of society and do whatever it takes to make 
people's lives better. I am all for those ideas, however, I sometimes 
think it goes just a little too far. 

Most of the time, someone is for a certain “war” because of some
political advantage it will give them in the public's eye. I guess you 
cannot be a politician unless you are willing to poke somebody in the 

Is it just me or have you noticed people will create a war on something
just to get in the limelight? They are not against something they just 
know someone is; that someone is someone that goes to the polls and 
votes, and they want their vote. 

Do not let this thought get too far, but I think it would be a whole lot
cheaper during election time for politicians just to write checks and 
send out to all the voters saying, “Here's $1,000, vote for me.” It 
would be a lot cheaper in the long run and who couldn't use $1,000 
right about now. 

This war I am speaking of is rather covert and does not get any time on
the national or cable news. Everybody knows it is going on but nobody 
wants to point it out. That is, up until now. 

The greatest war going on in our society today is the war on common
sense. There, I said it. And I stand by what I said. There is a 
tremendous attack on common sense in our society today. 

Perhaps somebody could argue that there has never been a time in our
history where we had too much common sense. That may be true, but it 
seems that people today are going out of their way to make common sense 

I must confess that common sense is not as common as it once was and
perhaps never was. I like to think that somewhere along the line a few 
good people have entertained common sense. 

There are so many laws in our land these days that it is impossible keep
up with them all. There must be a law somewhere particularly in 
Washington, DC that says any law that makes sense has to be immediately 
thrown out. We have politicians that would not recognize common sense 
if it bit them on the nose. Most politicians have their nose in other 
people's business anyway. 

It would be nice if just some time these politicians would simply come
together and establish a law, merely one law that makes sense. In order 
to make one law that makes sense they have to have 999 other laws that 
confuse it to such a degree that it no longer makes sense. 

Common sense would tell me, for example, if I do not have enough money I
cannot purchase a certain thing. That does not work in Washington. Oh 
no. In Washington, affording something financially is never part of the 
equation. The only thing important in that equation is, does this make 
somebody who voted for me happy enough to vote for me again? 

It takes a lot of good old-fashioned common sense to take care of money
and run my household budget in such a way that the Gracious Mistress of 
the Parsonage is happy. Taking care of money and making sure that we do 
not spend money on things we do not need is part of the common sense 
that helps me balance my checkbook month after month. 

Common sense says I need to balance my checkbook. 

Washington sense says, write checks until you have no more checks to
write then order more checks. Forget all that stuff about balance. If 
we run out of money, we just print more money. 

Does that really make sense? 

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