Unformatted text preview: • If you throw the past out, you “throw the baby out with the bath water” • Shouldn’t try to force progress and should let it come naturally • If one tries to bring an utopia, it often ends up bringing total hell • Burke supported the American Revolution, because the colonists were being stripped of their rights by the King, so they should be able to revolt, because they were losing their inherited rights. o He may have not liked the Declaration of Independence, because he wouldn’t agree in that all men are created equal. • He also believed the Magna Carta was fine and acceptable, and wasn’t causing a significant change....
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- Spring '09
- United States Bill of Rights, Edmund Burke, Joseph de Maistre