Government 1B: Lesson 10 – Week 2 Review

Writing assignment: Answer two of the following questions.

(1) Discuss several of Spooner’s arguments against the idea that Americans have consented to their government in a meaningful way. Do you find Spooner persuasive? Why or why not?

(2) What is Robert Nozick’s point in The Tale of the Slave? Do you think his point is valid?

(3) Is there a “right of free speech” in the abstract, or is the question of free speech at root a matter of property rights?

(4) Explain the difference between positive and negative rights, using at least one example.

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