How does the old saying go? Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? Sounds legit, right? Well, maybe. Sticks and stones might put you in the hospital but words can destroy you.
Words are so incredibly powerful that governments feel the need to control them. People fight for their right to use whatever words they choose.
Everyone knows how much pain words can cause, how much joy they can bring and how necessary they are for everything we do in life.
So why are words so powerful? Why do we need our freedom to use them written in the Bill of Rights? What gives words their power?