Sounds like a pretty lame excuse for censorship.
What damages liberty, particularly free speech is "killing the message" because you strongly disagree with some of the messenger's beliefs. Should we reject environmentalism because Hitler was a green? Should we reject Martin Luther King's or JFK's messages because both were serial adulterers?
Substitute "the needs of the state" for the "priorities of the republic" and you would sound just like every tin pot dictator who ever lived.
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