Civil liberties and reasonable limits on freedom of expression

We support freedom of expression as a key civil liberty in a democratic society but recognise that this can reasonably be limited for the good of society. 
 
We believe that any such limits should be: made democratically, as minimal as possible, based in law, and administered fairly.
 
We understand that not all harms can be eliminated, particularly when the proposed limits are ineffectual or do more damage to society than the harms we're attempting to stop.
 
We believe that honouring civil liberties, democracy and the rule of law makes our society healthier and stronger, thus providing a defence against those who preach hate and division.
 
Finally, we suggest that all decent people have a duty to oppose those who would use these rights in order to deny them to others.

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