The other day, our grandson, Nicholas, evidently spoke to his mother in a less than respectful way. When he was reprimanded for it, he responded by saying, “But, Mommy, God gave me my mouth!” Ah yes...Knowing my daughter… After she chuckled to herself, she would have proceeded to explain that God also expects us to use what God has given us in responsible ways. Thankfully, we have the option in this country to express our opinions. But I do wonder why some people forget to put a filter on their mouths when they are in the public forum. Our fascination with all forms of social media (for the record, I am a fan), makes me wonder why we need to tell all--sometimes in language that seems to be only about the one delivering the message, i.e. their own exploitation. That kind of rhetoric can follow someone around forever in the cyberworld. And we all know that. Even the TV networks are requesting more leniency from the FCC to allow more coarse language in programming, making the job of parents and teachers even more difficult in setting boundaries for appropriate speech in social situations.Where is this all going??
Our country offers us the freedom of speech. God gave us free will ---along with minds to make choices. My answer to my grandson will always be to use them both.
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