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Politician: It is wrong for the government to restrict the liberty of individuals, except perhaps in those cases when to fail to do so would allow individuals to cause harm. Yet, to publish something is a liberty, and to offend is not to cause harm.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the politician's statements?

A) It is not right for the government to restrict the publication of literature that is only offensive

B) It is not wrong for the government to restrict individuals' liberty when failing to do so would allow individuals to cause harm

C) It is offensive for the government to restrict the liberty of individuals to publish, but it is not harmful

D) It is not wrong for individuals to publish literature that is offensive

E) It is not right for the government to restrict the publication of literature that does not cause serious harm

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Since people seem to be struggling on this one, here is the explanation:

Politician: It is wrong for the government to restrict the liberty of individuals, except perhaps in those cases when to fail to do so would allow individuals to cause harm. Yet, to publish something is a liberty, and to offend is not to cause harm.

The difference between A and B in this wording of the passage. For (B), please note the use of the term "perhaps". Now this statement introduces ambiguity. Without "perhaps", (B) would be 100% correct. Now, (A) is correct because of the following breakdown: It is wrong for the government to restrict the liberty of individuals, except......when to fail to do so would allow individuals to cause harm. Yet, to publish something is a liberty, and to offend is not to cause harm. This says exactly what (A) says. You cannot restrict the right of someone unless it harms them -- and being offensive is not harm.

(C), (D), and (E) are all horribly wrong, but I can explain them further if it is needed.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the politician's statements?

A) It is not right for the government to restrict the publication of literature that is only offensive

B) It is not wrong for the government to restrict individuals' liberty when failing to do so would allow individuals to cause harm
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