Should the right to free speech stand in all circumstances?
Take into consideration the recent leak from a "senior white house staffer" to the reporter about the CIA informant deep within Al Queda. If the information puts the Nation or its people at risk should it still be allowed?
Yes. The right to free speech should stand in all circumstances. It is a vital pillar of a free society and is integral to the upholding of such a society.
In answer to this specific incident, here in the UK, any member of staff that held access to such information would almost definitely been subject to the official secrets act, making such a leak a criminal offence. It is inconceivable that this 'white house staffer' wasn't also so restrainded so a full investigation is no doubt underway.
To start limiting the freedom of speech in general law would take any nation down a very dangerous path. We only need think of China, Iran and any number of other questionable regimes.
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