Let’s hear it for free speech

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My first wife could not touch an unwashed, unpeeled potato.

The sight of blood sent my second wife into a four-legged scramble to distance herself from it. Safe then to assume I was never married to either a cook nor a medical industry person in my formative years of learning to live as one with another.

My third wife could not cotton to profanity but loved public-contact jobs.

She was dismayed and angry that the founding fathers saw fit to protect free speech from abridgement. She felt there were some parts of speech that did not need to be used while she enjoyed her public contact employment.

I pointed out that she could handle potatoes in any form.

Blood, guts and all didn’t bother her, maybe she should work in a field other than public contact.

No, she puts up a sign at her window that folks who exercise their free speech will not be served.

She is going to be sued.

A Dahlen

Kent


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