Revolution - Richard Price (1723-1791) A Discourse on the...

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Richard Price (1723-1791)
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A Discourse on the Love of Our Country (1789) Let us, in particular, take care not to forget the principles of the Revolution . . . : First: The right to liberty of conscience in religious matters. Secondly: The right to resist power when abused. And, Thirdly: The right to chuse our own governors; to cashier them for misconduct; and to frame a government for ourselves. Tremble all ye oppressors of the world! Take warning all ye supporters of slavish governments, and slavish hierarchies! Call no more (absurdly and wickedly) REFORMATION, innovation. You cannot now hold the world in darkness. Struggle no longer against increasing light and liberality. Restore to mankind their rights; and consent to the correction of abuses, before they and you are destroyed together.
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Louis XVI of France (r. 1774-1796)
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Marie Antoinette
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Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) On the scheme of this barbarous philosophy, which is the offspring of cold hearts and muddy understandings, and which is as void of solid wisdom, as it is destitute of all taste and elegance, laws are to supported only by their own terrors, and by the concern, which each individual may find in them, from his own private speculations, or can spare to them from his own private interests. In the groves of their academy, at the end of every visto, you see nothing but the gallows. Nothing is left which engages the affections on the part of the commonwealth. On the principles of this mechanic philosophy, our institutions can never be embodied, if
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course E 316K taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Revolution - Richard Price (1723-1791) A Discourse on the...

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