Edmund Burke: Old Whig

By |2020-07-27T15:31:07-05:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: American Founding, Classical Liberalism, Edmund Burke|Tags: |

In the Whig view to which Edmund Burke subscribed, the validity of law is independent of its source; who makes a rule, whether the people or a tyrant, is irrelevant. The Old-Whig Burke denied that the exercise of will, whether arbitrary or rational, has anything to do with the determination of law. Edmund Burke, the passionate defender [...]