Election | Election 2018: From Reagan Democrats to Edmund Burke Independents
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/25/18, 11:31 am
Edmund Burke was a Whig member of the House of Commons between 1766 and 1794, when Great Britain became less great. He thought the American colonies had right on their side and Warren Hastings, the Trump-like governor-general of Bengal (India), deserved impeachment. (The House of Commons did impeach Hastings, but the House of Lords acquitted him.)
In short, given the political context of the time, many saw Burke as a progressive.