Democratic Freedoms

Freedoms, Democratic

 

political and legal norms determining the position of the individual in the state.

Political democratic freedoms include freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly, which includes freedom to hold meetings, marches, and demonstrations. Personal democratic freedoms include inviolability of person and home; privacy of correspondence, telephone conversations, and telegraphic communications; and freedom of conscience, or the right to profess or to decline to profess religious beliefs.

Bourgeois constitutions and laws proclaim democratic freedoms but do not generally provide effective guarantees. The government has emergency powers to suspend or nullify various articles of the constitution that establish democratic freedoms.

In the socialist countries the law not only recognizes the democratic freedoms of citizens but also provides material and legal guarantees for exercising them. [23–255–2; revised by the Soviet editors]

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The increasing use of democratic freedoms by these elements to spread narrow-mindedness and anti-democratic trends must not be encouraged.
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President Trump and his Administrations continued denial of this fact is a harmful ignorance that undermines our countrys core electoral process and is a disservice to every American who relies on our democratic freedoms.
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We call for the restoration of calm and security for all and hope that such tragic events underscore the importance of safeguarding cherished democratic freedoms for all citizens.
If the Turkish government wishes to move toward eventual integration into the European Union, they should reverse course and respect the right of the Turkish people to exercise their basic democratic freedoms.
When the three major parties share the same policy, to surrender our democratic freedoms to the overseas regime, then the only way we can vote to retain our democratic government, is to support independent candidates, to serve their electorate faithfully.
Isayev praised the substantial democratic freedoms in Kuwait, namely the liberty of speech, equality of citizens according to laws and political freedoms enjoyed by women.
Bahrain, as far as I am concerned, is a peaceful country, with people exercising their democratic freedoms like other European countries.
In his speech on Wednesday, the Sovereign expressed his commitment regarding the introduction of "major constitutional and political reforms," which will concern legislative and executive institutions with a view to expand democratic freedoms and promote the rights of Moroccan citizens.
Suggesting that religious fundamentalists and theocrats are a danger to democratic freedoms, Parenti documents the increasing efforts of secularists and progressive religionists to fight back against religious intolerance.

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