Psalms 105: 15. “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”

Is the caution not to speak ill of the Lord’s anointed meant to prevent blasphemy or to prevent criticism of leaders’ actions?  Is it meant to create community cohesion or does it enforce loyalty to unhealthy degree?   This idea comes from the Old Testament (Psalms 105) and is not unique to Mormonism.  Is it ever proper for a leader to use this admonition self-referentially or is that evidence of unrighteous dominion and authoritarian leadership style that drives the spirit away?

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Discuss.