OBITUARY FOR THE LATE MR. COMMON SENSE
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: 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). 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 Calpol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
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 began losing the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense finally gave up 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; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. 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 nothing.
27th Amendment- this makes sense
We also need to add term limits. Two terms and that is it regardless if it is on the local, state or national level, period………………..
Let's take on Congress!
Please do your part and pass along...
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
This has got to be one of the most clever brainteasers I've seen in a while. Whoever came up with these either has too much spare time, or is really good at Scrabble.
DORMITORY: When you rearrange the letters you get: DIRTY ROOM
PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters you get: BEST IN PRAYER
ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the you get letters: MOON STARER
DESPERATION: When you rearrange the you get letters: A ROPE ENDS IT
THE EYES: When you rearrange the you get letters: THEY SEE
GEORGE BUSH: When you rearrange the you get letters: HE BUGS GORE (For anyone that didn't know this is the guy that ran against him the first time he ran for president.)
THE MORSE CODE: When you rearrange the you get letters: HERE COME DOTS
SLOT MACHINES: When you rearrange the you get letters: CASH LOST IN ME
ANIMOSITY: When you rearrange the you get letters: IS NO AMITY
ELECTION - RESULTS: When you rearrange the you get letters: LIES - LET'S RECOUNT
SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the you get letters: ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S
A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the you get letters: IM A DOT IN PLACE
THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the you get letters: THAT QUEER SHAKE
ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the you get letters: TWELVE PLUS ONE