Welcome to the US Common Sense blogs. The purpose of this blog is to take a non-partisan view of our current local, state, and federal government policies and actions to determine if they actually benefit or hurt us as a nation. Many men and women enter into politics to make a positive change but unfortunately find themselves pulled into the modern partisan divide. This partisanship causes well-intentioned policies to be perverted and create more problems than actually solving them. By educating ourselves on the issues, we will be better prepared to inform our elected officials of our recommendations and desires to improve our lives and laws. You are encouraged to participate in the blogs since through diverse views we are able to get a better picture of each issue as they arise.