As we watch Washington D.C. and our totally dysfunctional national political system, I would like to remind our local leaders of the importance of common sense in all decision making.
I certainly understand the economics of Sunday morning brunch with alcohol and that we must maintain a competitive position. But I believe the basis of good governance is common sense.
Common sense is a commodity that is the broad consensus of all our citizens on what seems proper and right.
Simply put, “something,” a law, idea, incentive payment, intuitively seems to make sense; “something else” doesn’t make sense.
As you dutifully study this issue, I recommend that you re-read Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” published to convince Americans that we should be free, published 1776; David Brooks’ New York Times article “Weed: Been there, done that,” published after Colorado legalized marijuana, and the economic analysis of the incentives the state of North Carolina and Charlotte gave Chiquita, and the current package Wisconsin taxpayers will be forced to pay