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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.

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The Right Honourable Edmund Burke (January 12, 1729 July 9, 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator and political philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is chiefly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the struggle against King George III that led to the American Revolution, as well as for his strong opposition to the French Revolution. The latter made Burke one of the leading figures within the conservative faction of the Whig party (which he dubbed the "Old Whigs"), in opposition to the pro-revolutionary "New Whigs," led by Charles James Fox. Burke also published philosophical work on aesthetics and founded the Annual Register, a political review. In his day he was considered one of the finest parliamentary orators in Britain.

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Sep 26, 2011

Very true, because a feeble government has poor leadership and also doesn't govern based upon principles for the good of the populace. America currently is a prime example. We have poor leadership in the White House and many of the House Representatives. They try to govern upon their own whims and not the principles upon which our country was established. The ensuing result is uncertainty in the financial and business sectors, international failure in regard to respect (because we flip-flop and appear weak), with we, the general public suffering with very high unemployment, poor education system, housing markets flat/deteriorating, etc.


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