Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke, (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker

Edmund Burke Quote

“There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity -- the law of nature, and of nations.”

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~ Edmund Burke

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Anonymous, Reston, VA US

Sounds too much like the line of thought that justifies killing doctors just because one disagrees with them... blame it all on "the creator"...

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ray    10/12/05

Amen! It's just too bad that our so-called "christian" leaders don't believe this to be true!

Dick Trice, Fort Worth

Just think: the omnipotence of a creator who in his omnicience creates a law and then permits or commands it to be treated as offal. What kind of cognitive dissonance is that?

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Dick Trice, Fort Worth 12/20/21

Ahhh yes, when man creates a god after his own image and then does the old illicit straw-man transfer. Such omnipotent sovereign gave to His progeny individual sovereignty, inalienable rights and liberty at the laws of nature and of nature's god. When the All-Mighty Progenitor doesn't bow to the criminal carnal gods the proudfully ignorant mock Him. It is a sad affair in deed when the most lacking (in faith, knowledge, love, truth, a desire for liberty at law, etc.) heap condemnations on those that are not so lacking.

annaylla, pasig

it is so good...it is the best...

Mike, Norwalk

Burke here summed up what was to be the foundation of a free Representative Republic. Burke's reference is to the founder's understanding of natural law (science, math, man's relationship to man, etc.) By way of example: the "law" of gravity explains when an individual steps off a curb, down is one of the directions that takes place - no matter what Dick's god legislates, adjudicates or enforces. No matter what corporeal man states, reasons, supposes, thinks or puts to logic, legislation, adjudication, or executes, the law of nature and of nature's God (natural law) will ultimately prevail.

cal, Lewisville, tx

Boy, how the supreme court of the universe in DC would disagree with this statement.

watchman 13, USA

Subjective fact, What you think want change it. Go Mike.

watchman 13, USA

Creator, One of the best of words, seven letters, 7 the number of completion, perfection. The Creator does make it simple.

Larry, Mt Nebo

If we could inculcate this into the minds of Barry Sortoro {aka Obama}, and the Communists in Congress and government schools, we could once again establish this nation as a Christian nation. Larry, Mt. Nebo, Pa.

E Archer, NYC

How true -- if only we could agree on what the one law is ... Did the law of gravity exist before Newton figured it out? What other natural 'laws' are we unaware of?

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk E Archer, NYC 12/20/21

(-; Archer, I like it ;-) Carnal man must be unaware of such natural laws as economic laws or fiscal laws. Did natural law exist prior to John Keynes coming up with his macroeconomic economic theory (Keynesian economics). The more Keynesian economics of debt and government intervention is implemented, the rich get richer / the poor get poorer, all before the whole economic system collapses.  The slippery slope of Legal Positivism (carnal man being god with an ability to create law) always illicitly implements compelled compliance, victimless crimes, licenses and larceny (by example, the 2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police State confiscations, etc.) in greater and greater implementation of tyranny.


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