Hate speech doesn’t work for any person or group in America. The result is always hurt. The shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise at a baseball practice is further proof.
We’ve heard many times that sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Words are painful but often lead to very cruel actions. While some American personalities hopefully would never act out their speech, their speech influences America. Millions read social media, watch television and they follow America’s celebrities. Speech is influential when it comes from so many people who are in the public eye.
President Trump is not a perfect man nor is Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Mike Pence. We should help President Trump accomplish something. We should build the wall; take some of the tax burden off businesses and the average American taxpayer. We should stop wasting Americans’ money that is paid into Social Security so that seniors will have something to count on in their senior years. We need our roads, bridges and water systems in America fixed or replaced. We need to continue to build strong energy sources such as wind, solar, natural gas and clean coal. We need to work together to help our kids receive good educations without costing the price of a new house. We need to fix the high cost of medical care and prescription drugs. Some of America’s neighborhoods are out of hand with reported murders every night.
Spewing hate filled venomous words at each other solves nothing. All political sides need to tone it down. Calling for hurt or even death to the President or any law abiding citizen is evil. We need to all become human beings again, stop being stupid, go to work and resolve our problems.
Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author of twelve books. He is read in all fifty states.
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