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Whatever Happen To Common Sense?: Just Tell It Like It Is Paperback – 13 Jan 2012

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  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Elmer T. Williams (13 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615546943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615546940
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,891,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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134 of 140 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb72390) out of 5 stars Go See The Light 2 Feb. 2012
By The Mutt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
And God said let there be man, let him be black, and let him be angry!

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.
63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb72798) out of 5 stars Finally someone that understands the race card is dividing us all and how we all are being played 7 Jun. 2012
By Poor Richard II - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A friend of mine sent me a link to the author's Youtube video. Having been a former LEO (Caucasian at that) and having gone out into the field in the black communities for over 30 years and seeing what he is talking about with my own eyes, I have to salute him for telling it like it is. The political powerhouses in control are using the media to divide races and create tension and dissent so that they will take sides on political issues to control public opinion, grab votes, and control the masses by dividing them one against another. They have created a mentality where people feel like nothing is under their control, that they do not matter, and that none of their efforts will result in any accomplishments. People I'm telling you that is the furthest thing from the truth. They are afraid of unity. Very afraid. They know they would be removed if people woke up. Everyone, (especially white folks) should buy this book to see the perspectives of a black man who has figured it out and is trying to wake people up by using common sense. I have no affiliation nor do I know the author but I do appreciate that he has the courage to tell it like it is. I think if people would just be honest with one another and not get so offended a lot of mending and healing would take place.
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb725a0) out of 5 stars Everything I am thinking but would never say 15 Feb. 2012
By ginagina24 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I could not put this book down. This is EVERYTHING I think on a daily basis and my coworkers and I snicker about, but to be polite and politically correct we could and never would say out loud. The book really brings to light how society expects and demands the best and finest things in life, weather they deserve it or not. Have recommended to all of my co-workers. Can't wait to read more from this author.
53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb72ba0) out of 5 stars Finally, something in this world makes sense! 16 Mar. 2012
By dt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After daily reading things that don't make any sense, it was so refreshing to read Mr. Williams book on Common Sense. I was finding myself agreeing with almost everything
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.
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb72c0c) out of 5 stars An Excellent Read 31 Jan. 2012
By cd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great read. The contents of the book are genuine. It is a true "tell it like it is" look at many of the issues that are common in today's society. This is a great book! Kudos to this first time author!
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