Truth is both sides have said things that maybe should never have been said. Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Well that is what many of us have heard and it is true. Words are just words with no more power in them than what you yourself want to invest in them. People get so invested in words and their meaning when it isn't the words, but the anger of the ones that utter the words. At times people get so angry and frustrated that speech reverts to how we can hurt someone without really physically hurting someone. Verbal blanks are shot and perceived injury is taken. We as a society are becoming a joke and parody of what life should be. Call me a name and my personal self worth has been hurt? Only if your perceived self worth was on unstable ground in the first place. So here we are...adults calling each other names and those hurt crying to mom and dad pointing to the bully and seeking redress of our alleged injury. Adults we call ourselves, but really we are no better than unruly children who have been too long on the playground. America is better than that and until both sides politically understand nothing can be solved in our lives unless we realize we need to work together. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names are nothing more than an immature brain trying to express itself. We all need to grow up.

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