Let's see, is it common sense to raise taxes? No, the more taxes go up the less individual freedom. Are people of faith more likely to contribute to charity, raise children who succeed, create less crime and more opportunity? Well, yes — so why do liberals continually try to diminish the importance of faith? That doesn't sound like common sense to me. What they don't understand is nowhere in the Constitution does it say separation of church and state, yet they continually want to remove all references to faith.