I agree with Dr. Carson on this one, to some extent. While I believe that it would behoove Americans to treat each other with respect and consideration and that we should learn to be more tolerant to those with whom we disagree, I also don’t think it’s right for us to continue to walk on eggshells, fearful that we’re going to tick somebody off at any given moment.

If we have something we deeply believe in, there are better ways to say it than with malicious intent, of course. But at the same time, if we are being honest and speaking not out of malice but out of sound reason, then it’s up to others not to take offense.

We need to learn not to be so sensitive as a nation and to understand that people have a right to say and feel what they want. And just because we might disagree with them, we can’t try to stop them from freely speaking.