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25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / b. Freedom of belief

[freedom to hold religious or political views]

4 ideas
You can't control someone's free mind, only their body and possessions [Boethius]
Government is oppressive if opinions can be crimes, because people can't give them up [Spinoza]
Without liberty of thought there is no trust in the state, and corruption follows [Spinoza]
No one should be molested for their opinions, if they do not disturb the established order [Mirabeau/committee]