Question: The Soviet amendment to article 20 is obviously a very restrictive statement of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. It sets up standards which would enable any state practically to deny all freedom of opinion and expression without violating the article. It introduces the terms “democratic view,” “democratic systems,” “democratic state,” and “fascism,” which we know all too well from debates in this Assembly over the past two years on warmongering and related subjects are liable to the most flagrant abuse and diverse interpretations.
–Speech on the adoption of the UDHR,
Which statements provide evidence that supports Roosevelt’s reason for disagreeing with the Soviet amendment? Check all that apply.
A. It singles out the problem of fascism.
B. Nations are given too many freedoms.
C. It introduces terms that can be abused.
D. Any state could deny freedom of opinion.
E. Several terms have diverse interpretations.