I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. There! I said it! I will say it again! I am Stella, Queen…
Tiger: I’ve heard that before and I don’t want to hear it again, so shut it!
Stella: I don’t have to shut it! I can say anything and everything I want to!
Wiggles: Not if I said it first! Wait! What am I saying?
Doodlebug: I don’t know. I was asleep when you all started yelling. Can I just go ahead and sleep through all this?
Miss Sweetie: I want to say something. I have free speech, too. Now what should I say?
Me: Free speech does not mean saying anything and everything you want.
Stella: Oh, my turn, my turn, my turn! Yes, it does, Lady Human. It is speech and it is free.
Me: No, a lie is not protected speech.
Stella: Not my problem. Bulldogs never lie!
Tiger: Hah! Caught you, Miss Self-Proclaimed Queen! You made that whole thing up! Just because you say it doesn’t make it so!
Me: Stella, being louder than everybody else isn’t the definition of free speech either.
Stella: IT IS IF YOU’RE THE QUEEN!
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