Common sense: What is it? Who’s got it? Should we get some of it?
To the Editor:
Common sense is a noun meaning “good sense, sound judgment in practical matters, native wit, levelheadedness, prudence, discernment, wisdom, insight and resourcefulness.” It is the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions. It is sound judgment based on simple perception of the situation or facts.
Who’s got it? In 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” which sold more than 500,000 copies to the colonials and is at least partially responsible for providing the impetus that led to the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776.
Should we get some of it? It depends on if we wish to live under “royal brutes” and “crown ruffians” as leaders like King George III or not. If we do, then remain numb and keep plodding along. If we do not, then get involved with the business of your country.
Please be advised that the Ladies Society to Preserve Highway 51 will hold a meeting in my home, 1700 Lincoln Ave., Stevens Point, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. Ladies interested in welfare of Highway 51 are invited to attend. Tea will be served. Call 715-341-4618 for more information. Is this 1776?