I, Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges, salute you, humans! I am here in support of what you call ‘free speech’. Rahrrrh! Grreghhh! Free Speech! Free Speech! Free Speech!
Stella: Free Speech! Free Speech! Free Speech!
Stella: Don’t silence my free speech, Lady Human! Now where was I? Free Speech! Free Speech! Free Speech!
Me: Stella, hello!
Stella: Lady Human, you are interrupting my freedom of speech. That is what you humans call ‘unmerico’!
Me: The word you are searching for is ‘un-American’. And freedom of speech is not just walking around shouting ‘free speech’ over and over again. There is a lot more to it than that.
Me: Responsibility. Truth. Courage. Clarity. Wisdom. Honor.
Stella: Words, words, words. Blah, blah, blah. BORING! Free Speech! Free Speech! Free Speech!
Me: Stella, you are being so loud!
Stella: That’s what they all say when you are saying what they do not want to hear.
Me: What are you saying that I don’t want to hear?
Stella: I thought I was clear. Free Speech! Free Speech! Free Speech!
Me: If this is a ploy to do more empty barking, it won’t work.
Stella: You cannot stop our bulldog mouths. Free Speech! Free…
Me: Oh, what’s this? A fresh package of your favorite treats. Let me just open this up and…
Stella: Here! Right in my mouth! Now!
Me: So, free speech can be silenced.
Stella: Free what? Oh, whatever. Free treats! Free treats! Free treats!
Me: Didn’t you have something you wanted to say?
Stella: Not now, Lady Human! I’m too busy chewing.
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