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Government 1B Lesson 10 Essay - 1. What is Robert Nozick's point in The Tale of the Slave? Do you think his point is valid? 2. Explain the difference between positive and negative rights, using at least one example.

Robert Nozick was trying to point out that even though we don’t live in total slavery we still are slaves to the government. In an ideal government we would be paying a fixed amount to live in a country, but today the United States government can take as much money as they want from us. 109 more words

Ron Paul Curriculum

Culture Wars: Co-Existence Through Limited Government

I’m writing about the history of government thought control and the means of restraining it by constitutional limitations on its powers. Western governments are more and more intrusive on private decisions, and modern feminists strongly influence their actions and propaganda from their positions in academia, government, and nonprofits. 3,271 more words

Government

Human Rights and Negative Utilitarianism

Lots of people define human rights – mistakenly as I argue below – in a strictly negative sense: you can’t torture me, you can’t silence me etc. 539 more words

Human Rights

Culture Wars: Peace Through Limited Government

In response to several articles here about libertarians and men’s rights, I’m prompted to write about the history of government thought control and the means of restraining it by constitutional limitations on its powers. 3,286 more words

Government

What rights can we really have? (without partial slavery)

One way of classifying rights is into negative vs positive. Negative rights are giving a person “freedom from” (e.g. freedom from harm) and usually oblige inaction, while positive rights are those giving a person “freedom to” (e.g. 375 more words

Anarcho-capitalism

Liberty: Defining the Ambiguity

By Eli Pollock

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” 1,255 more words

Opinion Piece

Three Cheers for Negative Rights!

“Every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man.”

— Herbert Spencer, Social Statics…

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Opinion Piece