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Noun1.freedom of thought - the right to hold unpopular ideas
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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Stepan Arkadyevitch had not chosen his political opinions or his views; these political opinions and views had come to him of themselves, just as he did not choose the shapes of his hat and coat, but simply took those that were being worn.
My political opinions,' says Veneering, not previously aware of having any, 'are identical with those of Lord Snigsworth, and perhaps as a matter of public feeling and public principle, Lord Snigswotth would give me his name.
Tells Podsnap that their political opinions are identical.
As a company of law-makers you may or may not be excellent people--that is, I suppose, according to one's political opinions.
Nine tenths of the people there," I said, "would be of your political opinions, if that's an inducement.
Which belief I take to be a wholesome corrective of all political opinions, and, if held sincerely, to make all opinions equally harmless, whether they be blue, red, or green.
As soon as she reached home Madame Granson had a lively argument with her son, who could not be made to see the connection which existed between his love and his political opinions.
According to him, the dispersed political opinion created a handicapped society regarding presenting citizens' critical voice.
Both of these are consummate professionals whose objectives are Manchester and the surrounding areas' betterment and to reach a consensus with other authorities of a different political opinion.
Judge Miroslava Todorva ruled that the painting of the monument and the writing of the slogans was a form of expression of political opinion and pointed out that such acts were protected both by Bulgaria's Constitution and the European Human Rights Convention.
We hope to overcome the differences in legal and political opinion in order to resolve this crisis by way of negotiations.
His theory is also fleshed out in ''The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility'' by Jeffrey M.