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Whatever Happen To Common Sense?: Just Tell It Like It Is [Kindle Edition]

Elmer Williams
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Book Description

If you are interested in reading a book that deals with many of the ills that are plaguing our society, then Whatever Happen To COMMON SENSE is your book. The Author Elmer Williams shoots from the hip on so many issues. He says things that most are thinking, but do not have the courage to say it. From the time you pick the book up, you will not want to stop reading it until you have finished the last chapter.

From the beginning in chapter one the author deals with “Just Tell It Like It Is”. You will be captivated by his frankness and common sense approach. In chapter 7 and chapter 9 which are entitled “Raising Cain” and “Building Frankenstein”, he deals with rearing children. These chapters also give a reason on why our children are not growing up to be responsible.

We all will be familiar with someone from “The Don’t Get It Crowd” in chapter ten. Chapter seventeen will touch on why so many men have been emasculated. It also discusses why the media is so adamant about portraying every homosexual as a perfect role model.

Chapter eighteen “Race and Racism” and chapter nineteen ” Justice or Not” deals with racism and injustices in our society. Chapter twenty “History, Cronyism, Nepotism, and Affirmative Action” is sure to get many conversations started.

Chapter twenty two “The Media Is To Blame” discusses the bias in the media and how they cover certain stories. The book is a call to get back to using common sense in schools, work environment, politics, and in our everyday lives.
Common Sense is something that we all are born with, but often forget to use it. You could compare having common sense and not using this God given gift, to having a lifejacket aboard the Titanic, yet refusing to put it on. That’s what you will get from reading this book, a common sense methodology.

Let’s get back to the basics and maybe we can start an outburst of common sense thinking. This book is thought provoking and insightful. Some readers maybe become angered by the boldness of the Author. However it will get many dialogs started.

If you have an opinion you should at least back that opinion up with an objective reasoning to that particular belief. If you are not objective in your beliefs, you have been reduced to a child’s rationale of your belief system. In “What Ever Happen To Common Sense” your subjective beliefs will be challenged.



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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 587 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (July 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008L8RBLO
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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126 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go See The Light February 1, 2012
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.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
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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.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I am thinking but would never say February 15, 2012
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.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, something in this world makes sense! March 16, 2012
By dt
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.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Read January 31, 2012
By cd
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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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read! April 7, 2012
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Doctor Williams really hit it out of the park on this one. Excellent read. This book demonstrates how intelligence and wisdom are two different dice roles. If you don't have common sense, all the intelligence in the world won't help you.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! June 19, 2012
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It is refreshing to read a book by someone who is courageous enough to be politically incorrect and honest. Although I disagree with a few points, the book's content makes one aware of what is going on in our country. The author's anger is directed at the ignorance and cowardice he witnesses, but he offers solutions. Mr. Williams may have written the book merely to share his thoughts and provoke action from its readers, but he has found his niche. The author has done an outstanding job with his first book; I hope he continues to write.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Speaks from the heart and clarity for your head May 19, 2012
A good first effort. Easy to read and digest. Quick fire; lots of areas covered. Basically, the common sense of a child vs the conditioned educated elite. I appreciate this author's anger/frustration and he does a very good job laying out the frustrations that many of us feel with popular society, politically correctness, current politics, etc. I applaud the effort to put something out there to forward discussion and thought but trying to keep it non-partisan, but a discussion about what passes for common attitudes versus common sense. Should hit the right note with any liberitan-minded conservative/ TEA PARTY minded, but hey, it's not really political as much as a tome offering common sense as a goal to return to and just how twisted certain accepted ideas have become. I found it an easy read and I laughed and gained insight and confirmations of thought.. It's not rage, but clearly heart-felt passionate writing .. I recommend this book and this author. I like supporting new authors and I encourage others to give this a read.

I didn't agree with everything written, especially chapters on drugs and race near the end. I appreciate the author's opinion though and just have to disagree with his conclusions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Published 1 month ago by William Lance
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read
Great book when will the next one be in print.
Published 3 months ago by John D. Procidano
5.0 out of 5 stars Alright Williams
Your book wasn't written by Harvard graduated ,but you told the truth and unfortunately the truth hurts some in this nation. Thanks again
Published 4 months ago by Malick3
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Up front
Great read. Up front, bold and your face, harsh truth. Being former military, I love Mr. Williams style. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Eric B Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a page turner
Not exactly for intellectuals. I think his delivery and point of view make me a fan. I probably just wanted to support him as a black conservative.
Published 5 months ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 months ago by Chancellor
4.0 out of 5 stars the death of western culture
ETLETS YOU KNOW WHAT LIBERALS BOTH WHITE AND BLACK DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW…OBAMA(o bummer)is ruining this country…he also speaks the truth about black hatred towards whites thats... Read more
Published 10 months ago by george p kouracos
1.0 out of 5 stars What happened to spellcheck?
Looking through just the sample, I have saved myself the money I could have wasted on this tripe. I have viewed his Youtube channel and he is quite hilarious, and he'll go far... Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the book
Mr Williams cuts to the chase and doesn't hold back..great guy and makes a good point. Perfect to fuel up to argue with your friends who think they know it all.
Published 11 months ago by David Byers
1.0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to proper spelling?
Happened. With an "ed". The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "Ed" as a suffix which is "used to form the past participle of regular weak verbs. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nick
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