Use your words


“Use your words.”

I tell my children this all the time.

“Words are important.  Powerful.

Words are your most valuable weapon.”

I tell them this daily.

And I believe it is true –  Words have power.





And word choice is important.

And this is becoming even clearer to me as the Democrats slide down a wordless slope of ineffectiveness.

Republicans use more powerful words.

Fear. Crime. Hate. Death.

And unfortunately, the words of hope are softer.

Peace. Citizenship. Community.

But they are also truer.  And better.

So I think we, as a nation, need to realize that our fear words shouldn’t rule us.

It’s time to let our hope words take a stand.

And these are words we need to scream.  SCREAM.

Because the other side?  They are not afraid to scream.  In fact they enjoy it.

And I will remind those who have lost faith that we did not vote for a miracle.

We elected a president.

Of a democracy.

And how can you be disappointed, if you are silent?



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