Chairman's Blog

The Problem with Common Sense

August 28, 2017


I like common sense. I try to live by common sense everyday, and think common sense in 95% of instances makes a lot of, well, common sense.

What I don’t get, really don’t get, is the left. You know the progressives like Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters or Chucky-baby that run the left side of the US Senate, or the new (and old) leaders of the DNC. They are clearly hell-bent on destroying our republic because they seem to so hate the president they’ve dispensed with whatever shred of common sense they may have ever have enjoyed. Their hate, by a factor of thousands, manifests not in a sensible approach to fix problems our country’s problems, but in a total lack of sense thereby retarding any  progress at all.

I suggest their lack of commitment to common sense has not only invalidated their claim to the noun progressive, but even more the verb.

Consider this:

Democrat leaders would much rather kill new jobs than allow even the hint of any credit accruing to Trump for an increase in good paying jobs. Where is the common sense?

They would much rather allow illegals who have committed violent felonies to remain free in our neighborhoods to rape, murder and steal than oppose sanctuary cities. Where in the world is the common sense?

They would much rather 2 trillion dollars held by American corporations remain overseas than pass a sensible tax law that encourages those companies to put their dollars to work in our own economy. And this despite the inarguable fact it would give our economy a huge shot in the arm creating thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of jobs. All together now … Where is the common sense?

They would much rather bury their heads in the sand, and try to deceive the nation that the ANTIFA thugs had nothing to do with the destruction and carnage in Charlottesville, rather than admit our President was correct when he said that both sides shared responsibility for violence.

Since it appears so rare, why is it called common sense?

And the same liberals who denounce President Trump as insensitive to race would rather lock inner city black children into failing public schools than take on the teacher’s unions who refuse to allow even the mention of school choice for black families. Good Lord, that just doesn’t make any sense; common or otherwise!

And by all means, let’s not forget RESIST and IMPEACH. Could there be an approach to fixing America’s problems that made even less sense?  Resist and impeach won’t rebuild our military, won’t put people back to work, won’t educate our kids, won’t get violent criminals off the street, won’t solve a single problem we face. In fact the only thing those two words do is further divide our nation. Not exactly a common sense approach to getting us back on track.

And for what it’s worth, a lack of common sense isn’t confined to the left alone. For John McCain to put his personal grudge against the president front and center in the Obamacare vote not only showed a massive lack of common sense, but a total disregard for his own past promises and those to whom they were made — the American people.

In the 80’s President Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neil would quietly get together after-hours, pour a stiff drink, and a big glass of common sense. They worked out their differences and plotted solutions together so our country could move forward. The next day, the gloves came off again, but a common sense solution had already been worked out by two common sense guys who put America first.

The difference between Speaker O’Neil and today’s democrats is that he was committed to doing right for his country before doing right for his party’s political prospects. He used common sense to do both.

Common sense; it works much more often than not!

John Philip Sousa IV

John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.