Humanism and the Individual

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Aknowledging that all individuals are valuable and share the same rights is the foundation of humanism. Democracy is based on this humanism.

Democracy is fundamentally about individuals who aknowledge the worth and dignity of other individuals and affirm the rights of others to the same freedoms, safety, opportunities, and influence that they themselves enjoy.

In a democracy this translates into a political system based on the ideal that all adult individuals should have equal access to influence the policy processes and decisions in society.

Ideas of humanism and the aknowledgement of the individual are essential for people to jointly create a democracy.

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