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Raymond: Although some people claim it is inconsistent to support freedom of speech and also support legislation limiting the amount of violence in TV programs, it is not. We can limit TV program content because the damage done by violent programs is more harmful than the decrease in freedom of speech that would result from the limitations envisioned by the legislation.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify Raymond's reasoning?

A) In evaluating legislation that would impinge on a basic freedom, we should consider the consequences of not passing the legislation

B) One can support freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing that other interests can sometimes override

C) When facing a choice between restricting freedom of speech or not, we must decide based on what would make the greatest number of people the happiest

D) If the exercise of a basic freedom leads to some harm, then the exercise of that freedom should be restricted.

E) In some circumstances, we should tolerate regulations that impinge on a basic freedom.

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Raymond: Although some people claim it is inconsistent to support freedom of speech and also support legislation limiting the amount of violence in TV programs, it is not. We can limit TV program content because the damage done by violent programs is more harmful than the decrease in freedom of speech that would result from the limitations envisioned by the legislation.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify Raymond's reasoning?

A) In evaluating legislation that would impinge on a basic freedom, we should consider the consequences of not passing the legislation.>>> SOUNDS GOOD, but we have to support the reasoning that it is consistent or OK to support the freedom to speech while supporting legislation to limit the amount of violence.

B) One can support freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing that other interests can sometimes override. IMO CORRECT.

C) When facing a choice between restricting freedom of speech or not, we must decide based on what would make the greatest number of people the happiest.>>>> There is no discussion about keeping people happy.

D) If the exercise of a basic freedom leads to some harm, then the exercise of that freedom should be restricted.
>>> We have to explain the inconsistency between the two claims rather than weaken one of them.
E) In some circumstances, we should tolerate regulations that impinge on a basic freedom.
>>> Does it explains the inconsistency between the two claims ??

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23 Mar 2010, 13:33
IMO, it is A.
A. In evaluating legislation that would impinge on a basic freedom, we should consider the consequences of not passing the legislation.
>> Raymonds reasoning is to evaluate the pros and cons of legislation.So this statement justifies his reasoning.

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25 Mar 2010, 00:20
What is the source of this question?
A, B, C are out ; B is too generic, I think E properly address the issue.
IMO E.
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25 Mar 2010, 08:36
I think that D is the correct answer. This is bit tough and takes more than 2 min. What is the source and OA?
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Raymond: Although some people claim it is inconsistent to support freedom of speech and also support legislation limiting the amount of violence in TV programs, it is not. We can limit TV program content because the damage done by violent programs is more harmful than the decrease in freedom of speech that would result from the limitations envisioned by the legislation.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify Raymond's reasoning?

A) In evaluating legislation that would impinge on a basic freedom, we should consider the consequences of not passing the legislation -

B) One can support freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing that other interests can sometimes override

C) When facing a choice between restricting freedom of speech or not, we must decide based on what would make the greatest number of people the happiest

D) If the exercise of a basic freedom leads to some harm, then the exercise of that freedom should be restricted.

E) In some circumstances, we should tolerate regulations that impinge on a basic freedom.

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26 Mar 2010, 09:35
Caught between B & E,going for E. OA pls.
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08 Jun 2010, 05:01
IMO A.

It is in sync with the last statement of the Raymond's reasoning.

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10 Jun 2010, 18:47
My pick is D .
look at these 2 sentences :

We can limit TV program content because the damage done by violent programs is more harmful than the decrease in freedom of speech that would result from the limitations envisioned by the legislation

which is more of less like the principle in choice D :

If the exercise of a basic freedom leads to some harm, then the exercise of that freedom should be restricted.
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10 Jun 2010, 21:07
IMO D. What is OA?
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Stimulus

1. harm by TV violence > harm by decreasing Freedom of speech(FOS).
2. <>
conclusion: Hence, it is plausible to support FOS and at the same time support a legislation that limits FOS.

Now we are looking at the justification of the conclusion question and the answer should make the conclusion inevitable from the premises.

considering the close options A,B and D.
replace these options at the premise 2 and find out whether we are having inevitable conclusion.
A--> does not quite close the gap (we have already considered the consequences in premise 1).
D--> well, doesn't come much in to the scope of the argument, in the stimulus it was no where mentioned that the FOS is causing harm.
B--> Replace this option and see how inevitably the argument has been satisfied.

1. harm by TV violence > harm by decreasing Freedom of speech(FOS).
2. One can support freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing that other interests can sometimes override
conclusion: Hence, it is plausible to support FOS and at the same time support a legislation that limits FOS.

Please correct me if I'm wrong
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14 Jun 2010, 10:43
I would say D. I will explain if it is the OA.

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22 Jun 2010, 08:56

I am not sure why many people are responding to B.

A) In evaluating legislation that would impinge on a basic freedom, we should consider the consequences of not passing the legislation
-- This is weakening the argument. Hence not a correct choice.

B) One can support freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing that other interests can sometimes override
-- There is no question of interests. Hence cannot be a correct choice.

C) When facing a choice between restricting freedom of speech or not, we must decide based on what would make the greatest number of people the happiest
-- This is not a question of happiness. Hence cannot be a correct answer choice.

D) If the exercise of a basic freedom leads to some harm, then the exercise of that freedom should be restricted.
-- The argument is more towards the harm caused by the violence in the TV programs rather than the freedom. Hence not a correct choice.

E) In some circumstances, we should tolerate regulations that impinge on a basic freedom.
-- If under some circumstances (like the harm caused by the violence in TV programs), it will be better to tolerate the impinge on the basic freedom.

Hence correct answer choice is E.

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22 Jun 2010, 10:09

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22 Jun 2010, 10:49
Thanks ykaiim. But why the answer can't be E. Doesn't it sounds similar to what B has to say. Please if some one can explain the reasoning. Thank You.

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22 Jun 2010, 11:29
Even I am not very much clear on this. A, B and E are all equal contenders.
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I chose B. We should be clear what the stimulus is taking about - it is talking about freedom of speech. The answer choices very subtly expand the scope of the stimulus by introducing BASIC FREEDOM. Any answer choice talking about basic freedom would become too generic when the stimulus is concerned basicalliy with a particular form of basic freedom - viz freedom of speech. We should restrict ourselves to the choice that talks about freedom of speech and hence B.
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02 Jul 2010, 08:50
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Nice point noted out dwivedys. Thank You !!

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11 May 2015, 01:06
Answer choice “B” sets up a system of priorities, whereby one can support the freedom of speech while at the same time recognizing other interests. This hits on the notion of consistency in supporting two conflicting ideas and bridges the logical gap perfectly. “B” is the right answer
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