The Thirteen Freedoms


1 FREEDOM OF THOUGHT: that no government shall attempt to control the minds or mental processes of its people.
2  FREEDOM OF RELIGION: that no government shall attempt to establish one religion over another.
3  FREEDOM OF SPEECH: that no government shall attempt to stifle the free expression and communication of ideas, or the publication of the truth.
4  FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY: that no government shall limit the right and/or ability of the people peacefully to assemble for just and reasonable purpose.
5  FREEDOM OF PETITION: that no government shall limit the ability of the people to address themselves to that government for redress of ills and grievances.
6  FREEDOM OF POLITICAL ASSOCIATION: that no government shall attempt to infringe on the right of the people to express alternative viewpoints, publicly or through suffrage, or to form associations for the peaceful furtherance of those viewpoints. Nor shall a government restrict suffrage so as to deny any people their right of alternative expression.
7  FREEDOM OF PERSONAL IDENTITY: that no government shall take upon itself the right or power to assign or enforce gender roles, careers or attitudes; to legislate prejudicial discrimination; to legislate moralities; to deprive individuals of ultimate control over their own bodies; or to interfere with the private, non-violent activities of consenting adults.
8  FREEDOM OF PERSONAL SECURITY: that no government shall disregard the right of the people to be secure in their persons, effects and property, both real and personal, against unwarranted searches, seizures or any other action of that government without public, free and just due process of the law. Nor shall any government abridge the people’s right to own and hold private property.
9  FREEDOM OF PERSONAL INITIATIVE: that no government shall deny the people, as individuals in equality, the right to strive for the betterment of their lives or conditions of life, in moving forward to the goal of emotional, physical and financial independence, which is the basis of all hope in human life, and of all progress in human society.
10   FREEDOM FROM HUNGER: that a society must be responsible for the prevention of hunger among its people.
11   FREEDOM FROM DESTITUTION: that a society must be responsible for the prevention of want for basic necessities among its people.
12   FREEDOM FROM FEAR: that a society must exercise its powers and abilities to restrain its government from actions and laws that are detrimental to liberty, to inspire that government to enact legislation which will encourage justice and responsibility, and which will discourage violence among its people.
13   FREEDOM FROM IGNORANCE: that a society must exert itself fully in striving to educate its people; and must work to diminish the effects and influence of those who espouse ignorance.


 Definition of The Thirteen Freedoms, taken from
Athenadorus's First Phædran Letter

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