Yoon Seok-yeol, “The poorest and uneducated people don’t know what freedom is… Education and economic foundation are essential”


People’s Power Presidential Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol said, “People who live in extreme poverty and have nothing to learn do not know what freedom is, nor do they feel the need for why freedom is necessary for individuals.”

At a town hall meeting with college students at Chonbuk National University today (22nd), the first day of the Honam 1 Night 2 Days itinerary, Candidate Yoon said, “The essence of freedom exists only when a certain level of education and basic economic capabilities exist, and what is individual freedom? You get to know, and you come out why you need freedom,” he said.

Candidate Yoon’s comments came from the process of answering college students’ questions about their thoughts on the ‘Nth Method Prevention Act’ and the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Candidate Yoon said, “Help those in need in the community, and the products produced by society are distributed through the market.” But “I collect a considerable amount of tax and share it with those in need to create a foundation for education and the economy (base).” I see it as an essential condition of freedom,” he added.

After defining the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement as “a struggle to protect liberal democracy,” Yoon emphasized, “I do not call democracy other than liberal democracy ‘democracy’.”

“Social democracy like Europe is also an accurate liberal democracy,” he explained.

He said, “I do not think democracy is not based on the so-called natural law spirit that the value of each individual is heavier than the earth.”

Regarding the ‘Nth Method Prevention Act’, Candidate Yoon added, “It is not that the law is repealed or fundamentally wrong.

Regarding the Anti-Discrimination Act, he said, “Same-sex marriage is the most problematic. The question of whether the legal effect of marriage is recognized as the same as that of the opposite sex has a lot of impact not only on the person concerned, but also on his children, other family members, and the people around him,” he said. Decisions are a matter that cannot be discriminated against, but social consensus is important to legally and economically influence others.”

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