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Government should serve society and respect the contributions to society from different parts of the community; everyone should have a voice at the table and participate in creating the common good. Subsidiarity means creating change from the smallest or lowest level of authority possible.

“The principle [of subsidiarity] is imperative because every person, family and intermediate group has something original to offer to the community.” ﹣Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, #187

“The characteristic implication of subsidiarity is participation… by means of which the citizen, whether directly or through representation, contributes to the cultural, economic, political and social life of the community… participation is a duty to be fulfilled by all, with responsibility and with a view to the common good.” ﹣Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, #189

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