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The Obituary of the Late Common Sense

◎ Ted Anderson, President of Friends of Taiwan

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 earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when overbearing regulations dictated by President Ma, were set in place. President Ma is keeping Past President Chen in very strict confinement for over three years and has denied bail for Past President Chen. Dictator Ma has killed the jurisprudence system in Taiwan. Is it because of the death of Mr. Common Sense?

Common Sense lost tremendous ground in Taiwan, when DPP, KMT and the media, failed to rise up as collaborators against injustices that fly into the faces of democracy, human rights, and freedom of speech.

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 four (4) stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, 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.

March 11, 2013

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