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Should Governments Ever Limit Free Speech?
Restrictions on what people say are restrictions on how people think. By regulating the language people use to articulate their opinions, one is actively regulating the way people become more competent.
Anyone who has thought through issues knows that speaking or writing things out helps them make their considerations more clear.
in George Orwell’s dystopian novel is an example from fiction about how restricting free speech also restricted people’s ability to think.