A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
|Born||January 12, 1729|
Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman born in Dublin. He was an author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the nineteenth century. He has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of conservatism.