I responded to a “less than nice” message recently and the response I got was this:

“Whatever. It’s called freedom of speech. Deal with it.”

Ahh yes.  The freedom of speech defense.

We are all lucky, blessed and beyond fortunate to have the freedom of speech. We can go to the corner of the street and yell out whatever we want.  If we’re feeling pretty evil, we can be vicious in our posts and malicious with our words if we choose.  Especially on social media…because we get to hide behind a computer/phone screen, right? (Hopefully you are sensing the sarcasm here).

But let me throw this out there for ya…

Freedom of speech does not give us freedom from consequences.

We are responsible for our words…our actions…our intentions.

Words matter.

Words hurt.

Words kill.

Words have consequences.

So yes…you have every right to say whatever it is you want.

But when you’re put in your place and told to sit down…don’t start crying about freedom of speech. You’re abusing it.

Our children are following our lead.  Their “right and wrong” is learned from us.