Whatever Happen To Common Sense?: Just Tell It Like It Is Paperback – 13 Jan 2012
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About the Author
I grew up with 2 brothers and one sister and my mother and father did not go to college. From an early age I always did not like people sugarcoating things when they gave me an answer. It got me in trouble sometimes but I was always content with who I was. I was always very stubborn and strong willed. I was not my mothers or fathers picked in the family. My mom was more bias to my older and younger brother, while my father showed partiality to my sister. I was the second child born to the family, and my father’s first born. Early on it bothered me that I was not one of the favorites but it made me the person that I am today. I don’t mind standing along on issues, and I don’t mind speaking my mind when I feel that I am absolutely right. I like to get along with people but not at the expense of compromising my core beliefs. I liked to think that those core beliefs are grounded and rooted in truth. This is something that is challenged regularly if you are married. You must learn to have a balance which I am still learning after 17 years of marriage. When I first met my wife I knew that she was a strong willed person. She has made me more stubborn with that strong will that she has. We have 3 kids Ariah, Josiah, and Isaiah who have taught me patience.
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To start off, I'm a half white, half Mexican whose reviewing a book by a black author. That shouldn't matter, but in today's PC world (which is very heavily addressed in this book) you can never be too careful.
First, this is a great 'tell it like it is' book. Heck, it says it right on the cover. Mr. Williams does not pull his punches. He does not just hit the target, he punches right through it. As I'm sure one could assume, this book hits on several sensitive (God I hate that word) subjects ranging from the state of America under Obama, to immigration, to racism and affirmative action, to the media, and to, as he calls it, the 'Homosexual Mafia'. Yes, many will be offended, but hopefully by the time you get to the conclusion, you will also be enlightened.
It is not just one man's political rant though. No sir! Mr Williams has done his homework and research, and it is noted in the book.
Also, there are lighthearted (yet spot on in their observations and recommendations) chapters dealing with marriage, issues in the workplace, and rearing children. The author again does not pull punches and calls out the many families out there making boys into sissies and destroying the next generations competitive edge by declaring everyone 'winners'. He is not going to hit you with anything too advanced for anyone to apply in their own life though, as long as they use a little Common Sense.
This is also not a black mans soap box to attack other races. As I said, I'm not black. Did he address whites? Sure. Mexicans? Of course. Asians and middle easterners? You better believe it! Blacks? Probably more than all the other ones combined. He isn't some self hating, uppity 'Tom' either. He doesn't address issues by pointing a finger saying 'They're so bad'. No, he shows good, and bad qualities of each different group. He doesn't do it for the sake of complaining though, he does it as one man refusing to let ANYONE get away with feeling superior. He shows how we're all flawed, but we all have good in us too. The bottom line is we're all human, and we're all equal.
One of my favorite parts was that he included the full transcript of the Declaration of Independence. Sure anyone can go to Google or a History textbook and read it for themselves, but where it falls in the book is perfect, and having it in text right in front of me, reading it for my own enjoyment, really made me study what it says. We are not a country of cowards giving handouts, we are great, but in a bad slump that has gone on for too long now. With a little Common Sense, we can be great again.
in the book. I say almost because some of the topics I have no first hand knowlege. Some of the subjects hit a little too close to home. For that I say thank-you to
Mr. Williams. He stimulated my thought in those areas and hopefully some changes in my life are forthcoming. I hope this is not his first and last book. I would love
to see more of his writings in the near future.