A Lack of Common Sense

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Remember Voltaire’s lament on the rarity of common sense? Don’t you think it’s even less common today than it was in his time?
There’s a two-dimensional quality to political discourse, for example.
Gun control is a case in point.
The Founding Fathers gave us the right to arm ourselves as a bulwark against tyranny. But surely that doesn’t mean the government has absolutely no power to limit arms possession and use?
The framers of the Constitution also gave us the right to speak our minds. But a past Supreme Court wisely decided we don’t have the right to shout “fire” falsely in a crowded theater.