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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Never Hurt Me

That wonderful moral bastion that is New York City has decided to begin banning words they deem to be racial slurs, inappropriate, or otherwise unacceptable epithets.

In all honesty, some words are disgusting and I too find them disgusting, however, where does this end? If the Blacks get all their slurs and epithets banned, what about the Jews? If the Jews, what about the Muslims? If the Muslims, well, you get the point.

The reason for censoring people usually has a seed of a good idea at the start, but it quickly spirals out of control. I don't agree with censorship of any kind, simply put; if you begin there is no end. Not to mention that our country was founded on freedom, including the freedom of speech.

Instead of making useless laws, why not invest in education? Education is the only way people will ever rise above their ignorance.

Another thing to consider. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the words you speak are the voice of that soul. In nature, signs are abundant. Some are warnings. If someone you know speaks with ignorance and hate, that is a pretty good sign that you should stay clear of them.

Even if people are prevented from speaking certain words, they can never be prevented from thinking them. In fact, they may harbor even more dangerous thoughts because of this. Personally, I'd rather have everyone voice their opinions without concern for censorship.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. But one thing for sure, words will always communicate who you are. And in this world, it is becoming increasingly important to know who are friends or enemies.


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Blogger littlebitofsonshine said...

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
i used to think this so much but i found some words from some people even if said in jest can cause way more harm then serviving a broken bone.

12:10 PM  

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