Living Contract

Edmund Burke, a political philosopher brought us the idea of the Living Contract as distinct from a Social Contract. His view of an implicit contract between the living, the dead and the unborn, a culture ringing down through the ages makes sense; it generates Moral Capital. It should have the whole hearted Consent Of The Governed. It gets enthusiastically ignored by the Main Stream Media & the Education industry. In spite of being Anglo-Irish he is one of the body that made England The Mother Of Modern Politics.  The Contract is being enthusiastically betrayed by Labour, by Tory, by you name them.

Burke's ideas are getting an enthusiastic examination in China. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, a first class journalist explains in China And Politics

China And Politics
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China was not a nice place to live for the ordinary people. It has lived through revolutions, too many of them. Now it seems that they are looking to England for Political Philosophy, progress, for calm, stability, good sense. This is while our politicians destroy something worthwhile by malice, incompetence, corruption & Treason in some combination.
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Read for yourself. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.

 

Living Contract Explained By Edmund Burke in the Wiki
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Burke criticised social contract theory by claiming that society is indeed a contract, but "a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born".
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We owe a duty to our offspring, if we are going to survive. It is an obligation accepted by our ancestors, whether consciously or not.

 

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Updated  on 05/03/16