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The Disquisition of Government by John Calhoun was written as a document to primarily defend the ideologies of the South It was a work of that elaborated on John Calhouns Political Theory which mentions the idea of a concurrent majority which is that a concurrent majority on an issue is one composed of an agreement of the most important minority interests in a society He believed that a constitution having a majority behind it would protect people against the numerical majority Calhoun tries to show in the Disquisition of Government that a majority rule by equal and competent individuals counterbalances a minority rule for a society that has a balance of liberty rights and power There are three main parts of his argument The first part of his argument delves into the nature of man and government This part investigates the role of natural vs implied rights and its role in the creation of a government The second part of his argument deals with the concurrent vs numerical majority which deals with the ideals of a majority against the ideals of a minority and a numerical faction The third part of his argument deals with liberty rights power and security I believe this part is most crucial because not everyone is implied to be free but rather people need to deserve their freedom This cant be true because people on American history because of their race and gender were not allowed to live by some of theories granted in the Disquisition of GovernmentCalhoun saw himself as the heir of Thomas Jefferson and the Republican tradition but he was a reactionary Republican that rejected both the liberal philosophy ofnatural rights and the Enlightenments positivist view of human nature and human societies According to Calhoun man is by nature selfish arrogant jealous vengeful and these tendencies must be controlled by the state 275 There are no natural rights liberty is a reward and inevitably based upon the
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