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Edmund Burke Hammond Lamont. they were for England in 1775 : that since
laws do not work in a vacuum , they should not be based upon abstract theory ,
but upon experience and policy ; l that the first duty of a statesman is , therefore ,
I only wish you to return to that mode which a uniform experience has marked out
to you as best . " 7 : A man who clings so tenaciously to experience is likely to be
an uncompromising conservative ; and Burke was no exception to the rule .
The argument that we should use force because America is worth fighting for , is
untenable ( 17 22 - 18 3 ) ; for A . Force is temporary . ( 18 4 – 7 ) B . It is uncertain
. ( 18 8 - 14 ) C . It impairs the object . ( 18 15 – 27 ) D . We have no experience ...
The argument is urged in defiance of fact and experience . ( 41 23 – 27 ) Direct
Proof 5 . Concession is in accordance with the genius of the English constitution (
41 28 – 42 13 ) ; for a . It has been successfully tried in four cases ( 42 14 – 16 ) ...
The political parties in the colonies will advocate grants in order to obtain the
favor of the home government . ( 70 17 - 716 ) h . As a matter of fact our
experience with India shows that America is too remote to be taxed . ( 71 7 - 28 )
Direct Proof .
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