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The resulting revenue he proposed to use for the salaries of royal governors ,
justices appointed at the king ' s pleasure , and civil officers responsible only to
the crown , — a blow at the principle of self - government , as regards both
... civil service and a part of the military . Burke ' s triumph in this undertaking was
the more striking , because so many members of Parliament were directly or
indirectly interested in retaining the old abuses . Doubtless he would never have
... and in the innumerable political tracts of the time , such as Dr . Johnson ' s
Taxation No Tyranny , Dean Tucker ' s Four Tracts on Political and Commercial
Subjects , Thomas Paine ' s Common Sense , and Richard Price ' s Civil Liberty .
... that there is a very wide difference in reason and policy between 15 the mode
of proceeding on the irregular conduct of scattered individuals , or even of bands
of men , who disturb order within the state , and the civil dissensions which may ...
Sir , these considera - 10 tions have great weight with me , when I find things so
circumstanced , that I see the same party at once a civil litigant against me in
point of right and a culprit before me , while I sit as a criminal judge on acts of his
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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