Speech of Edmund Burke; On Presenting to the House of Commons (on the 11th of February, 1780) a Plan for the Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Oeconomical Reformation of the Civil and Other Establishments

Speech of Edmund Burke; On Presenting to the House of Commons (on the 11th of February, 1780) a Plan for the Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Oeconomical Reformation of the Civil and Other Establishments

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...is a far greater object; it is a military concern; but having an affinity and kindred in its defects with the esiablishments I am now speaking or, I think it best 'to speak of it along with them. It is, I conceive, an establishment not well suited to its martial, though exceedingly well c'alculated for its' parliamentary purposes-Here there is a treasury, as in all the other inferior departments of govern'ment, Here the military is subordinate to the'civil, and the naval confounded with the land service. The object indeed is much the same in both. But when the detail is examined, it will be found that they had better be separated. Fora reform ofthis office, I propose 'to restore things, to what (all considerations taken to'gether) is their natural order; to restore them to their just proportion, and to their just distribution. propose, in this military'concern, to render the civil u-bordinate to the military; 'and this will annihilate the greatest part of the expence, and all the influence belonging to the office. I propose to send the military branch to the army, and the naval to the Admiraltyi and I intend to perfect and accomplish the whole detail.s'wliere it becomes too minuteand complicated for legi+ flature, and requires exact, official, 'military, and rne.'o schanical knowledge) by a cornrniffion of competent Vfficers in both departments. I propose to execute by Yf;.' ' 4' ' contract, egg T zcontraet, what by contract can The Legrecutqd; and to fbring, as much as poffible, all 'estimates to be 'firevsoufly '.z, approved, and finally to be paid by the.treasury.. ' '.Thus, by following the_ course of nature, and n'ot ' Tithe purposes of politics, or the accumula.tedpatchwork of occasional accommodation, this vast expensive.de '...show more

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