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Human Nature and the Opposing Forces That Redeem It

Summary: The Federalist Papers repeatedly acknowledge a basic truth of human existence: humans are naturally selfish, hostile, and full of such characteristics that hinder the continuation of peaceful, harmonious existence. The necessity of government for the greater good of mankind is blatantly obvious.
Human Nature and the Opposing Forces That Redeem It

The Federalist Papers provide priceless insight into the spirits of both human government and human nature. In fact, The Federalist Papers repeatedly acknowledge a basic truth of human existence: humans are naturally selfish, hostile, and full of such characteristics that hinder the continuation of peaceful, harmonious existence. The corruption of the human race permeates even the strongest governments, as history has shown time and again. Ironic as it is, governments must take precautions to guard themselves, even from their very own members, from the very thing that all governments are meant to remedy: the shortcomings of human nature. The means by which The Federalists propose these precautions is a system of checks and balances. Madison clarifies, "the constant aim is to divide and arrange several offices in such a manner that each may be a check on the other--that...

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