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Accuracy in speech brings is its own reward
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The November election can’t come too soon. And while many voters express their admiration for a non-career politician in the race, this campaign season has proven one thing that said politicians are at least proficient at. Precision of speech is a good thing..
There is something to be said for having a firm grip on language. It allows a person to precisely make a point, or to likewise obscure on in a way that more often than not does not incite a riot.
This week’s uproar over candidate Donald Trump’s Second Amendment comments on Tuesday is a good example.
While to his supporters, Trump may come off as the kind of guy they can chat with at the end of their driveway, to his detractors, he opens himself up for a word lashing.
“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges...,” for one, is misleading and inaccurate. The remaining “...Although the Second Amendment people - maybe there is, I don’t know,” only adds to the vaguery and head scratching. And the final, “But I’ll tell you what. That will be a horrible day,” can’t be any more solid an example of the pitfalls of inaccuracy.
It’s hard to say exactly what he meant. And on top of that, it’s practically an embarrassment to see how far the Clinton-leaning media has taken their self-righteous outrage over the statement.
Any average American who takes a moment to logically consider what a candidate for the presidency might mean by this would, if they were honest with themselves, not respond as Sen Elizabeth Warren did, “...Trump makes death threats because he’s a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl.”
It’s a cringe-worthy response from a person who has done much to be respected. It’s sad to see this presidential campaign season deteriorate into a schoolyard name-calling match. Here’s to Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Veronica Coons