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  Common Sense Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CSR reform package was markedly neo-liberal in nature, closely mirroring the platforms of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.
The central foci of the CSR were tax reduction, balancing the budget, reducing the size and role of government, and an emphasis on individual economic responsibility (often summarized by an opposition to government "hand-outs").
On the cities front, some have argued that one effect of the CSR was a process of suburban colonization brought about by the province transferring tax funds to suburbs at the same time as removing them fron the urban core.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_Sense_Revolution   (1989 words)

  
 Common Sense
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second.
Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments, regarding questionable regulations for asbestos, low-flow toilets, smart guns, the nurturing of Prohibition Laws and mandatory air bags.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
pages.sbcglobal.net /curmudgeons/folder1/common-sense.html   (338 words)

  
 Beware of Common Sense
Common sense was evoked again last week in support of passenger profiling, and its allure was as powerful as ever.
The point is an obvious one: if we trusted common sense we would still think the Earth was flat and the Sun sailed serenely over it once a day.
Today, with passenger profiling, where common sense fails us is not on Einstein's point of prejudice, though there might just be a hint of that about.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views06/0820-26.htm   (1039 words)

  
 Common Sense
Later redefined somewhat (misunderstood?) not as the inner sense that responds to what is common to different outer sense organs, but as a lowest-common-denominator collection of beliefs, prejudices, practical know-how, unexamined intuitions, and/or guessing ability thought to be possessed in common by nearly all people.
Some who appeal to common sense are just trying to pull you back into a state where you can acknowledge what you know to be true even though it doesn't fit into some theory you got from book-learning or abstract speculation.
I think the common sense (dominant) part of this topic is really trying to describe a well-developed sense of risk, which is the thing that's "uncommonly uncommon".
c2.com /cgi/wiki?CommonSense   (2275 words)

  
 Other Important Items Concerning the Revolution
Common Sense traces the origin of government to a human desire to restrain lawlessness.
In the American Revolution the minutemen (a patriot-soldier) were special militia units that supposedly could be called to arms "at a minute's notice." The first of these units, organized by the Massachusetts provincial congress in 1774, (Worcester county, Mass.) fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.
The congress was called by the British crown to effect ways of improving the common defense of the colonies on the eve of the French and Indian War.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/OTHER.HTM   (3566 words)

  
 CBC - Ontario Votes 2003 - Analysis - The revolution continues
When Harris released his Common Sense Revolution in 1994, he was the leader of the third party in a three party province.
The Common Sense Revolution - or CSR as it came to be known - was the Conservatives' election manifesto, much like the very successful federal Liberal Red Book in 1993.
The diehard Conservative supporters were angry that the revolution was over and the swing vote, those who voted Conservative the last two elections, still associated him with the huge cuts in government and the problems in Ontario's health care and education systems.
www.cbc.ca /ontariovotes2003/analysis/doherty_revolution_052303.html   (1351 words)

  
 Common sense conservative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A common sense conservative is an advocate of conservative politics who adopts the rhetoric of "common sense" to frame his or her arguments.
"Common sense" conservative movements are mostly confined to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, but have spread to Latin America and other regions with evangelical Christian movements which emphasize moral rules, rigid conformity, financial success, and retributive justice.
Critics have accused "common sense" conservatives of deliberately stirring conflict among opposing groups to clear the way for their reforms, which they say are often simple reactionary moves to eliminate prior regimes of regulation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_sense_conservative   (447 words)

  
 Common Sense
Common Sense lived a long life but died recently in the United States.
Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports.
As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow toilets, rocking chairs, and stepladders.
www.angel45-2b.com /commonsense.html   (439 words)

  
 BBC News | UK Politics | William Hague's speech in full
But this common sense has for too long been ignored.People don't want to be told that what they know to be right, can't work.
Wouldn't it make sense if patients like Jim Macabe got treated on the basis of medical need instead of political priorities set by Government Ministers fiddling the figures?We offer a Patient's Guarantee.Every NHS patient with an urgent condition will be guaranteed a waiting time based on their need for treatment.
And it must make sense, too, not to feel guilty about having a national currency, but to use to the full the freedom that comes from having our own.That is why it is so important at the next election to elect a Government committed to keeping the pound, and that is our Sterling Guarantee.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/468183.stm   (4062 words)

  
 ZNet Commentary: After the Common Sense Revolution
Creating a widespread sense among poor and working people that voting won't change things has historically been a very deliberate and useful strategy deployed by elites and their political parties.
If the intention of a revolution is to make irreversible changes, the Tories have indeed made a revolution here.
As part of the Tory revolution, health care, utilities, education were defunded, with new user fees introduced, to set them firmly on track to privatization.
www.zmag.org /Sustainers/Content/2003-10/10podur.cfm   (976 words)

  
 American Revolution - Thomas Paine's Common Sense Feburary 14th 1776
But as the colony increases, the public concerns will increase likewise, and the distance at which the members may be separated, will render it too inconvenient for all of them to meet on every occasion as at first, when their number was small, their habitations near, and the public concerns few and trifling.
And as this frequent interchange will establish a common interest with every part of the community, they will mutually and naturally support each other, and on this (not on the unmeaning name of king) depends the strength of government, and the happiness of the governed.
Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavored to subdue us, is of all others the most improper to defend us.
www.americanrevolution.com /ThomasPaine'sCommonSense.htm   (14385 words)

  
 dotCommonweal :: General :: Common Sense
Charles Glenn writes: "The public policy issue is not whether Catholic Charities is correct about the harm of same-sex parenting; it is whether an agency with by all acccounts a highly succcessful record of adoption placement is to be prevented by over-regulation from exercising its best judgment about which families are suitable."
Glenn's article was interesting and I will continue to ponder it, however, the issue of the role of "common sense" is another matter.
By the time the people of the province turfed them out of power, (2 terms or 8 yrs later) the general conclusion was common sense made no sense at all.
www.commonwealmagazine.org /blog/post/index/113/Common-Sense   (318 words)

  
 Death of Common Sense - Dear Sunshine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Common Sense lived a long life but died from heart failure early in the new millennium.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second (or even last, as long as your best efforts were given).
Finally, a woman who was stupid enough not to realize that coffee is hot, and was awarded a huge pay-out for her stupidity, caused Common Sense to finally throw in the towel.
www.dearsunshine.com /archives/32-Death-of-Common-Sense.html   (530 words)

  
 Common sense conservative - SourceWatch
A common sense conservative is an often-radical advocate of right-wing politics who adopts the rhetoric of so-called "common sense" (a concept much debated in philosophy) and outward aspects of "conservatism" (a resentment of social welfare systems and usually also immigration) in order to advance this radical agenda.
With Bush's controversial rise to the White House, the common sense conservative perspective became globally known, with such moral simplicities as the "Axis of Evil" and "War on Terrorism" becoming part of conservative rhetoric in most developed countries.
On domestic issues, the "common sense conservative" is usually able to exploit commonality with actual conservative groups who do not share its radical program.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Common_sense_conservative   (752 words)

  
 Thomas Paine's Common Sense: Archiving Early America
Published anonymously by Thomas Paine in January of 1776, Common Sense was an instant best-seller, both in the colonies and in Europe.
Written at the outset of the Revolution, Common Sense became the leaven for the ferment of the times.
After the publication of Common Sense, Paine continued to inspire and encourage the patriots during the Revolutionary War with a series of pamphlets entitled The American Crisis.
www.earlyamerica.com /earlyamerica/milestones/commonsense   (410 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Common Sense (Dover Thrift Editions): Books: Thomas Paine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
"Common Sense" is remarkable for Paine's diagnosis of the American situation, Paine having been only 14 months in the colonies when it was published, and for its eloquence and exhortative value.
Common Sense is not so much a book as it is a great essay that you wish would not end.
Common Sense is a must read for all citizens of the USA and world seeking liberation from long established regimes.
www.amazon.com /Common-Sense-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486296024   (2026 words)

  
 BBC News | UK Politics | Hague's blueprint for success
William Hague is not the first political leader to launch a call to the barricades with a cry for "revolution".
In fact, the Tory leader's latest political slogan, "the Common Sense Revolution" which marks the opening shots in the next general election campaign, has already been used successfully elsewhere.
It was launched a year before the 1995 election and managed to overturn a massive 30 point deficit for the party at the polls.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/465170.stm   (633 words)

  
 COMMON SENSE
  Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it’s okay to come in second (or even last, as long as your best efforts were given).
It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but cannot inform the parent when the female student is pregnant or wants an abortion.
  Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
www.goatlocker.org /ncpoa/articles/commonsense.htm   (435 words)

  
 Eye Weekly - PARK: Happy Birthday, Common Sense Revolution - 06.13.96
In fact, the only slowdown the Tories had this year was when Alvin Curling held his one-man sit-in and forced them to spend a few extra weeks passing their so-called omnibus bill last January.
Lindsay thinks the "clarity of direction" in the Common Sense Revolution (CSR) was the main reason the Tories were able to move as quickly as they did.
But now that the main promises of the CSR are in place, including the first phase of the income tax cut, the big question is what happens when Harris and his revolutionaries start treading into uncharted waters without the CSR to guide them.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_06.13.96/NEWS/prk0613.php   (655 words)

  
 The Common Sense Revolution: 1995 - 2004
Although it began to lose consciousness after Mike Harris won a second term in 1999 and became comatose during Ernie Eves leadership of the Ontario PCs, the revolution finally met its demise when the Conservatives elected John Tory as leader on September 18.
But Harris and his Common Sense Revolution brought real conservative government to the people of Ontario.
The Common Sense Revolution--R.I.P. Arthur Weinreb is an author, columnist and Associate Editor of Canada Free Press.
www.canadafreepress.com /2004/weinreb092704.htm   (695 words)

  
 Obituary
Common Sense lived a long life but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium.
A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including feminism, body piercing, whole language and "new math."
As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments, regarding questionable regulations for asbestos, low flow toilets, "smart" guns, the nurturing of Prohibition Laws and mandatory air bags.
www.idiot.com /html/obit.html   (451 words)

  
 The Phantom Observer » Blog Archive » Harper and the UN: A Common Sense Revolution
Harper and the UN: A Common Sense Revolution
For a statement that is, for Harper, an expression of common sense.
And common sense is the reason why Harper doesn’t want to send Canadian troops into the area as part of either a UN or NATO peacekeeping effort.
phantomobserver.com /blog/?p=246   (591 words)

  
 Common sense revolution cuts? (2002)
Ontario's Mike Harris was making his debut on the national stage, ready to impose his tax-slashing Common Sense Revolution on a socialist-weary province where protest was already flaring in anticipation of the carnage to come.
I was sitting between the two premiers, chatting with Colleen Klein and trying not to be noticed by the Harris contingent, lest they be spooked by a Calgary journalist monitoring their conversation.
Meanwhile, the much-ballyhooed Alberta health-care reforms are languishing in a handful of committees for further study, with the notable exception of a hefty boost in health insurance premiums.
www.ontariotenants.ca /electricity/articles/2002/ch-02c29.phtml   (1346 words)

  
 Common Sense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
What on earth is so complicated and complex about treating people with dignity and respect, providing information so they can make informed and intelligent choices, giving people the tools, resources, and authority to do their jobs, and trusting them to get it done right and on time?
our common sense; to stop strangling ourselves with information, research, statistics and superfluous jargon.
Solving any problem requires stripping away all of the extraneous information - the clutter - and getting to the heart of it - the meat - the fundamentals.
web.idirect.com /vfr/public/!common   (585 words)

  
 rabble news
As part of the Tories' so-called Common Sense Revolution, health care, utilities and education were defunded, with new user fees introduced, to set them firmly on track to privatization.
After a disgraceful campaign that advertised their mean-spiritedness, arrogance and incompetence, they still won 33 per cent of the popular vote.
Creating a widespread sense among poor and working people that voting won't change things has historically been a very deliberate and useful strategy deployed by élites and their political parties.
www.rabble.ca /news_full_story.shtml?x=26026   (936 words)

  
 Common Sense, Thomas Paine » Netscape.com
Politics – Just over 200 years ago Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlete entitled 'Common Sense" that made the case for revolution to the American public.
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Politics – Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds will flood the airwaves this weekend to tell voters he is sorry he didn't do more to stop Rep. Mark A. Foley from sending salacious instant messages to teenage boys who served as pages in the House.
politics.netscape.com /story/2006/08/09/common-sense-thomas-paine   (221 words)

  
 Common Sense
Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten
Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and
www.rednett.com /common.html   (293 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Thomas Paine (1737-1809): Common Sense, Jan, 1776
That the commons, by being appointed for that purpose, are either wiser or more worthy of confidence than the crown.
For it is the republican and not the monarchical part of the constitution of England which Englishmen glory in, viz.
the liberty of choosing an house of commons from out of their own body and it is easy to see that when the republican virtue fails, slavery ensues.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/paine-common.html   (14213 words)

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