Edmund Burke

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote...

Burke: On that religion all our laws and institutions stand

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke, 1795 That the Christian religion cannot exist in this country with such a fraternity will not, I think,...

Edmund Burke: Hijacking a Good Name Only to Abandon Its Good Cause

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke YOU IMAGINED, WHEN YOU WROTE LAST, that I might possibly be reckoned among the approvers of certain proceedings...

That Peaceable Front for Unprincipled Power

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke Kings are ambitious; the nobility haughty; and the populace tumultuous and ungovernable. Each party, however in appearance peaceable,...

Edmund Burke on the ‘Unfittest Person on Earth’

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke A powerful voice on the other side of the Atlantic, yet on this side so far as his...

Edmund Burke on He Who Lies Still

Daily Dabble in the Classics If you lie still, you are considered as an accomplice in the measures in which you silently acquiesce. Source: Edmund Burke,...

Edmund Burke: The Fraud of Economic Fairness

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke To provide for us in our necessities is not in the power of government. It would be a...

Edmund Burke: The Rights of Man are Sacred Things

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke Everybody is satisfied that a conservation and secure enjoyment of our natural rights is the great and ultimate...

Edmund Burke in Defense of God, His Moral Law, and Rational Liberty

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke We have not (as I conceive) lost the generosity and dignity of thinking of the fourteenth century; nor...

Edmund Burke: A Day of Accounting that Will Come

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that...

More Like Thieves Who Have Got Possession of a House

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke Men are unqualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their...

The Seasonable Energy of One Man Confiding in the Aid of God

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke How often has public calamity been arrested on the very brink of ruin, by the seasonable energy of...

Edmund Burke: Just Revolutions Begin As Very Last Resort

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke Ill would our ancestors at the Revolution have deserved their fame for wisdom, if they had found no...

Madman and Murderers: ‘Liberty’ and the French Revolution

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke I flatter myself that I love a manly, moral, regulated liberty as well as any gentleman of that...

Edmund Burke: The Difficulty of Grand Ideas

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke When any work seems to have required immense force and labor to effect it, the idea is grand....

Edmund Burke: Society Is a Contract

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke Society is indeed a contract...it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those...

Edmund Burke: When Passions Forge Fetters

Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites... Edmund Burke

Legitimate Power and the Great Accounting

Power to be legitimate must be according to that eternal, immutable law... Edmund Burke

Our Presumption and Pert Loquacity: Edmund Burke

no discoveries are to be made, in morality; nor many in the great principles of government, nor in the ideas of liberty, which were understood long before...