Political Trust & Distrust 12

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Our political trust is strengthened by guaranteed political and civil rights. Rights bring two advantages. On the one hand, voters and officials who lose out in elections or legislation can trust that they will not be discriminated against by the winners. They will have more chances to compete fairly in the future. On the other hand, political and civil rights ensure many of our basic interests will be met – freedom of association, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from unfair and unjust prosecution, and more.

Excerpted from Political Trust & Distrust, Part 1 of 2.

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