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Sticks and stones

• Shane McEntee's death was a personal and national tragedy. Everything has consequences. People think that sticks and stones can break bones but names can never hurt.

They may not break bones, but they can break hearts and spirits. Whatever happened to peace and goodwill to all men? When someone is big enough to stand for office at a time when every decision made involves pain, we need to understand that hard times demand hard calls.

We must not isolate or target those charged with making tough decisions.

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