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The First Amendment prevents the government from violating

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The First Amendment prevents the government from violating a person's right to free speech. But it does not protect government employees from disciplinary action for all statements they make in the course of their official duties. However, laws should protect them in cases in which employees bring to light information that advances the public interest in honest government and the rule of law.

Which of the following would provide the best example for the argument above?

A) An employee of the Central Intelligence Agency reveals classified information to a foreign government.

B) A movie star loses popularity because a studio employee tells a magazine about the star's troubled personal life.

C) An energy company’s stock plunges after an employee publicizes its accounting records.

D) A prominent plastic surgeon loses her license after an employee sues her for malpractice after she operates on him.

E) A Congressional aide reveals cases of bribery in the House of Representatives.
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Vyshak wrote:
The First Amendment prevents the government from violating a person's right to free speech. But it does not protect government employees from disciplinary action for all statements they make in the course of their official duties. However, laws should protect them in cases in which employees bring to light information that advances the public interest in honest government and the rule of law.

Which of the following would provide the best example for the argument above?

A) An employee of the Central Intelligence Agency reveals classified information to a foreign government.

B) A movie star loses popularity because a studio employee tells a magazine about the star's troubled personal life.

C) An energy company’s stock plunges after an employee publicizes its accounting records.

D) A prominent plastic surgeon loses her license after an employee sues her for malpractice after she operates on him.

E) A Congressional aide reveals cases of bribery in the House of Representatives.


So the key is to pick an answer that uses government employee as an example?
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The argument claims that employees should be protected when publicizing information that supports honest government and legality. However, the argument contains no evidence. Thus, the best example would be one in which an employee advances the public good by releasing information and is protected from retribution.

(A) The employee of the Central Intelligence Agency is not furthering the public good by revealing classified information to foreign governments.

(B) This choice does not provide a good example because the employee’s actions were not related to honest government and the rule of law.

(C) This choice does not provide a good example because the employee’s actions were not related to honest government and the rule of law. One can not assume that there was anything illegal in those accounting records; perhaps the records only showed unfavorable numbers.

(D) This choice does not provide a good example because the employee’s suit did not necessarily publicize anything. Furthermore, his suit did not advance the public interest in honest government and the rule of law.

(E) CORRECT. This choice provides a good example because it contains all the relevant components of the argument: the employee brought to light information that encouraged honest government.
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i think key to solve this question is GOVT. employee. Only A and E.
E is more concise
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