*countable infinities only

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Wed Jun 20 01:37:47 UTC 2012

Seth Johnson wrote:
> The positive/negative right formulation is a post-New Deal notion,
> rooted in the question of whether it has been textually granted --
> very different from the notion that we hold rights prior to
> government.

Nevertheless, even prior to that formulation rights like freedom of the 
press were effectively negative rights, in that they did not obligate 
anyone else to give you a printing press.

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