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On the nineteenth of April , 1774 , while the proposed repeal of the tea duty was
under discussion , Burke , in a great speech on American Taxation , urged the
repeal of the duty . A repeal would not , he argued , lead to demands from the ...
THE SPEECH ON CONCILIATION The speech on Conciliation , following so
soon after the speech on American taxation , might naturally be expected to
repeat much of what had been already said . On the contrary , however , it is a
new and ...
... which prevails in the colonies can be dealt with in but three ways : first ,
changing the spirit by removing its causes ; second , prosecuting it as criminal ;
and third , yielding to it as necessary , that is , giving up the pretended right of
It has even shot a good deal beyond that mark , and has admitted that the
complaints of our former 10 mode of exerting the right of taxation were not wholly
unfounded . That right thus exerted is allowed to have something reprehensible
in it ...
Sir , I think you must perceive that I am resolved this day to have nothing at all to
do with the question of the right of taxation . Some gentlemen startle , but it 10 is
true ; I put it totally out of the question . It is less than nothing in my consideration .
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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 ... Leer reseña completa