Yes, sometime ago common sense was forgotten and abandoned. It sadly took leave of America, which had been its home from the very beginning.

It took along its family members. You may know some of them -- humility, commitment, honesty, fairness, integrity, kindness, sacrifice, wisdom, good will, truthfulness, contentment and respect, to name a few.

It left broken-hearted because no one was using it anymore. It had been ignored and shunned for a very long time, so it left.

It had been pushed out by another family with opposite thoughts than common sense. This was most disheartening.

However, common sense is patiently waiting for the American people to take notice that it's missing and to once again embrace it in their lives.

Mary Lindner