Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Some Thoughts on Palin and Common Sense

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Faith and Freedom PAC has added an endorsement. After good discussion with Doug Richards we are endorsing him for State House District 26, position 2. We believe he is pro-marriage, pro-life and anti-tax. We might also note that he is running against incumbent Larry Seaquist who has consistently voted against our core values.

Sarah Palin told a crowd in Reno yesterday that she could see the 2012 election, "from our house."

The Associated Press also quoted her saying, "Commonsense is an endangered species."

She probably wasn't thinking about the American reggae and alternative rock band from Orange County or even Thomas Paine's pamphlet.

Palin is probably thinking what a majority of Americans are thinking.

A Rasmussen Poll this week found that a majority of Americans believe our country has become too politically correct and they see it as a problem because it reflects an abandonment of common sense.

Sixty three (63%) say political correctness prevented the US military from responding to warning signs that could have prevented Major Nidal Malik Hanson from massacring 13 people and wounding 30 others at Fort Hood last November.

Rasmussen says (74%) regard political correctness as a problem as, "government officials too often override the facts and common sense in the name of political correctness."

The Chicago Tribune said last year the fiasco at Fort Hood was, "A lesson in common sense run amok."

Palin is right. Common sense is endangered in our public discourse.

Post modernist, secular, progressive professors have been teaching our children for the past several generations that common sense is the internal sense, formerly believed to be the sense by which information from the other 5 senses is understood and interpreted.

"Formerly" is the operative word. "Relativism" is the new truth. And with everyone creating their own truth and understanding, without a proven moral compass, common sense has indeed "run amok."

The Juris Dictionary defines common sense as, "The presence of mind and general caution and concern that the law imputes to all persons, i.e., sense everyone should have. Everyone owes a duty to use common sense. The breach of this duty may give rise to a cause of action."

We are presently witnessing a political "rise to a cause of action."

When fantasy replaces common sense, life becomes both a farce and a tragedy.

Common sense is based on understanding and true understanding cannot be experienced in the world of relativism---a world of fantasy where there are no absolutes---a classroom world of theory without consequences. A world birthed by far left professors who are highly educated, but lack wisdom and true understanding. This is reflected in our present national leadership---particularly in the White House.

In the real world there are real consequences. And we are living with the consequences of no understanding.

Progressives hate common sense. They say common sense is most always wrong and say if it were not for the progressive thinking we would all still be living in the Middle Ages. The Earth, they say, would still be the center of the universe.

Yet secular progressives are the most conflicted people you will meet.

They want to spare convicted murderers, terrorists and enemy combatants, saying they speak for mercy, while steadfastly advancing the killing of innocents through abortion on demand. Preferring "choice" over life while professing to advocate for life and further creating a culture of death through legalizing euthanasia.


Common sense is based on understanding. And common sense is endangered, because we have removed the basis of understanding as we remove the notion of God and absolute Truth.

There is an ancient biblical Proverb that says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Our Founding Fathers got that.

While we have discovered that the Earth is not the center of the universe, I sincerely hope we also discover that we ourselves are not the center of the universe.

In describing "perilous" times, the New Testament defines these times with people being obsessively self centered and "always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth." ( 2 Timothy 3 )

Relativism is the essence of self centeredness. Relativism allows each to become god.

America's rise to action must include spiritual renewal as well as political change or we will be weighed in the balance and found wanting. And common sense will continue to be endangered.

Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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