I thought I would change directions this week and stray from my series on the Republican Party of Texas Legislative Priorities.

First, I wanted to express my joy to live in an area where local media remains fair and balanced, where our local paper allows views from all sides and regularly publishes open opinions on varying topics. Every week, right beside this column you will also find the Democratic and Libertarian points of view. This is what our founding fathers had in mind when penning our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Terry Harper serves as the State Republican Executive Committee Senatorial District 21 Chairman.

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No matter what the intention of your social media post was, there's an old saying which I believe is a better lesson to be learned, especially if you're a public official on social media: "Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. So choose your words wisely."

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