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In the debate he declared : “ When this House shall be found . . . ready to punish
the excesses of the people , and slow to listen to their grievances ; . . . ready to
entertain notions of the military power as incorporated with the Constitution ...
These plans he regarded as too radical . “ Our Constitution , ” he urged , “ stands
on a nice equipoise , with steep precipices and deep waters upon all sides of it .
In removing it from a dangerous leaning towards one side , there may be a risk of
... of Richmond or a Marquis of Rockingham is not so much of moment ; but , if
their conduct and example hand down their principles to their successors , then
their houses become the public repositories and offices of record for the
The infidels are outlaws of the constitution , not of this country , but of the human
race . They are never , never to be supported , never to be tolerated . Under the
systematic attacks of these people , I see some of the props of good government
he said , “ to suffer from errors that naturally have grown out of the abusive
constitution of those offices which I propose to regulate . If I cannot reform with
equity , I will not reform at all . ” 4 One of the offices which Burke had reformed ,
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Прочетете пълната рецензия