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They argued that the colonists were actuated by nothing but the rankest
ingratitude and a sordid wish to get the protection of England without paying for it
, and that — as Burke phrases the idea — the “ right of taxation is necessarily
involved in ...
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
This body heartily supported Massachusetts ; ? it asserted the freedom of the
provincial legislatures “ in all cases of taxation and internal polity ” ; 3 it
demanded the repeal of the obnoxious acts of Parliament ; 4 it formed an
agreement to stop ...
In addition to many minor speeches scattered through the Parliamentary History ,
he made three great contributions to the subject : the Speech on American
Taxation , April 19 , 1774 ; the Speech on Conciliation , March 22 , 1775 ; and the
Dealing with many complicated financial accounts , with systems of taxation , and
with a mass of minute technicalities , — topics which are usually the dryest of the
dry , — Burke nevertheless rose almost to the height attained in his Conciliation ...
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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