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 nonsense.
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.