Freedom of speech, including the right to dissent and critique, is a universal and inalienable right. This right does not extend to incitement of violence or advocacy of hatred based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or immutable personal characteristics. Suppression of inconvenient data, censorship of unfavored non-violent viewpoints, and harassment, intimidation, and retaliation against dissenters or whistleblowers all are all violations of human rights. Civil dialogue in good faith among individuals of varying perspectives is necessary to functioning democracy.
Individuals have a right to free access to uncensored information, including both data and opinion, and to evaluate the merits of claims for themselves freely and without censorship or restrictive barriers.
All individuals have the inalienable right to believe according to their conscience, to believe or not to believe, to adopt or change religion without compulsion or prohibition, to worship according to their conscience without harm to others, and to share peaceful beliefs with others without harassment or intimidation.
“Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives” and “the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Free and fair elections are the foundation of the democratic process. Voter access must be facilitated and election integrity must be safeguarded against manipulation and fraud to ensure legitimacy.
All people have a right to equal and fair treatment regardless of race, gender identity or sexual orientation, ethnic identity, national origin, religious affiliation or non-affiliation, or (non-violent) political viewpoints. Bigotry and discrimination of all kinds must be rejected and renounced by governments, groups, and individuals.
All people have a right to freedom from violence from both public and private sources.
"It is no accident that a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to justice for all protects property rights. Property is the foundation of every right we have, including the right to be free. Every right claim, after all, is a claim to something — either a defensive claim to keep what one is holding or an offensive claim to something someone else is holding." Cato Handbook for Policymakers
All individuals are entitled to the privileges and immunities enjoyed by citizens of their nation. Those charged with violations are entitled to equitably applied, impartial, and evidence-based processes free from corruption and political influence.
Corruption, unethical conduct, and conflicts of interest by public figures and organizations, especially those in positions of authority and power, should be exposed and held accountable.