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

Edmund Burke Quote

“To govern according to the sense and agreement of the interests of the people is a great and glorious object of governance. This object cannot be obtained but through the medium of popular election, and popular election is a mighty evil.”

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
~ Edmund Burke

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Delegacy and deputation at natural law, representing an individual sovereign's inalienable rights in a limited body politic of servants is a great and glorious object of liberty.

cal, lewisville, tx

Burke fails to mention "which peoples' interest." Banking people, corporate people, etc..

E Archer, NYC

It's a conundrum. That is why the objects of election must respect the boundaries of inherent rights of the individual.


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