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Should Governments Ever Limit Free Speech?
If members of the government can say whatever they wish, they may undermine confidence in the government.
Free speech laws often allow governments to
to their citizens.
A government member who expresses, for example, racist opinions, without repercussions is not likely to inspire confidence in the government.
In a democratic society, comments made by government officials that undermine confidence in the government indicate that either that individual or larger parts of the government as a whole should be replaced, and thus are necessary for the voting public to hear.