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Proverbs 3:21 NASB

21 My son, let them not depart from your sight - sound wisdom and discretion. 

Proverbs 8:5, 12 NASB

5 O simple ones, discern prudence, And O fools discern wisdom. 
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence and I find knowledge and discretion. 

The definition of discretion is having discernment based on sound judgment; the ability to make right decisions.  The definition of prudence is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. 

Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge in a right, logical, reasonable and responsible manner. 

In other proverbs, we are told to get wisdom and understanding: 

Proverbs 1:1-3 NKJV

1 To know wisdom and instruction,
2 To perceive the words of understanding,
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;

Proverbs 3:21 NKJV

21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;

Proverbs 9:10-11  NKJV 

10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 11 For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.

Proverbs 2: 6-7 NKJV

For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;

All of these verses have to do with good old fashioned common sense - the words discretion, prudence, wisdom and understanding all describe common sense and they all come from God (Verse 6 above - Wisdom, knowledge and understanding comes from the Lord). The lack of common sense indicates someone that is not rooted and grounded in the Word of God.  

We also know from Romans 2 that God has placed within every human being the function of conscience (one of the faculties of the human spirit), which is the ability to discern right from wrong or the ability to make the right decisions. Therefore, common sense is a function of conscience.   

Romans 2:14-16 NKJV

14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves,  15 who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them)  16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

The reason the Bible has so much to say about wisdom and understanding is to guard and protect humanity whether believers or non believers from making bad decisions and suffering the consequences. It is especially important for government leaders to have common sense in making decisions affecting the people they serve and the world in general. 

Unfortunately, in the United States and the modern world, there seems to be a growing lack of wisdom/common sense among the populace, particularly those on the left and far left. Not a day goes by that some weird proclamation or action by those of the left defies common sense. In all my lifetime, I have never seen so much folly and foolishness on the part of the democratic left. It is mind-boggling to watch the twisted, confused, mixed-up, stupid rhetoric and decisions of the democrats in Congress, justices, media, Hollywood celebrities, academia, the religious left, etc. - one has to wonder what is in their Kool aid.  

Whistleblower Magazine produced by WorldNetDaily devoted this months issue to The left's War On Common Sense (I highly recommend all my readers to subscribe to Whistleblower Magazine; it is hard-hitting, conservative, factual and biblically based).

I am going to share several excerpts from the Magazine (based on Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law the articles on my website are offered free of charge to the public and for instructional educational purposes):

The first article (one of ten) is written by David Kupelian, CEO of WBM - "the left's war on common sense" in which he defines CS as sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like, normal native intelligence. 

He says....the left is so mesmerized by its utopian ideology and so caught-up in hysterical fervor that it simply believes and acts - and attempts to indoctrinate others - in accord with its distorted version of reality. Reason, common sense, the laws of economies and the lessons of history are inexplicably irrelevant to them. 

Perhaps we should pause, take a deep breath here and ask:  What exactly is this thing we call "common sense"?  

Although philosophers and intellectuals since Aristotle have theorized about it, it really is not necessary, or frankly even helpful, to study their hypothesizing on this subject. Because in reality, common sense is simpler than all that. It is quite simply, the internal guidance system God gives man, transcending ideology, education and economic status. It is the mysterious essence of logic, clear-thinking, right acting, and as such is a priceless gift from the Creator. It is the twin brother of conscience, the heartbeat of a competent, successfu life. 

However, it is precisely because common sense represents an inner sense of what is right and sensible - which implies an obedience to a higher good - that is interferes with the designs  of the perpetually angry and dissatisfied left, which aspires to impose an entirely unworkable utopian fantasy-world on the rest of us. 

David Kupelian nails down tight the difference between the liberal democratic left and the republican conservative right regarding pure old COMMON SENSE!  The former has very little if any common sense and is clearly seen in about everything they say and do. 

Here are a few examples of the left's no Common Sense Agendas:

1. Protecting illegals and criminals in sanctuary cities - does that make neighborhood's more safe. Ask the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, how safe is his sanctuary city - 4,000 people shot and 762 murders in 2016. He is also proud that Chicago has one of the more stringent gun control laws - laws that help criminals not gun owners. 

2. Relentless LBGTQ pressure to include the entire sports world and the Olympics, now allows transgenders to compete in women's sports that is biologically unfair as male specimens are stronger than the female counterparts. 

3. "The growth of the ubiquitous Marxist thought-control system known as political correctness - a phrase that, all by itself, is nonsensical and demented - represents an all-out attack on common sense in every area of American life, culture, and politics".    

4. Forbidding high school students from praying at graduation events in Jesus name or making reference to any biblical source. This is unconstitutional PERIOD! 

5. Forbidding football coaches from praying silently on the field. Is that not a First Amendment violation?

6. You have heard that homosexuals just want equal rights - yeah sure. Transgender Tiffiany Berruti said that if a person isn't attracted to transgender people, he or she is transphobic (another new phobic phraseology). My spell check about blew a fuse on the word - transphobic. 

7. Colleges are having a Day of Absence and safe zones in which White students were told not to attend class on the Day of Absence and so-called psychologically damaged students due to the Trump phenomenon need a safe zone. That is the stupid of the stupids! 

8. The far left in spite of evidence to the contrary are in denial that Islam has a problem within its ranks by continuing to placate, condone and promote Islam over Christianity as the preferred superior religion - Total non-factual nonsense!

9. School districts promoting insane hysteria of students making any reference to guns.  Elementary students are being suspended for up to one-year for wearing clothing supporting guns, for bringing toy guns to school, for looking at internet websites that have anything to do with guns. In Texas even talking about guns can get you suspended. 

I could cite many more ludicrous accounts of left-wing common senseless stupidity. 

Another long article by David Kupelian,entitled, Magic Words, reveals the sick demented mentality of the democratic left:

Freedom Is Slavery:

In Orwell's "1984", the outside walls of the Ministry of Truth (HQ for propaganda and revisionist history) are adorned with three "Newspeak" phrases - Slogans of the political party ruling the total surveillance state of Oceania. They are: WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. 

Reading this novel, we may be tempted to think, Wow. How could people possibly be so stupid and deluded as to think something as its opposite.  

Yet America today is rapidly becoming Oceania, where many key political and cultural concepts actually amount to the opposite of what their labels profess. 

Reflect for a few seconds on these 1984 - style slogans and see if they fit today's America: THEFT IS JUSTICE. ENVY IS RIGHTEOUSNESS. FAITH IS IGNORANCE. 


So what is the point of this article? To prove the United States of America has had a paradigm shift to the left in its ideology, religious, and social agenda. The very pro-America of the 1950's I grew up in is now TABOO!  More so-called enlightenment has pervaded the mindset of modern society! I say it is more retrogression than progression.