Sunday, May 24, 2009

Message To Obama (and to his Cabinet and the 111th Congress) - Ye have no more religion than my are a pack of mercenary wretches

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are you yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!


From Oliver Cromwell's speech on the dissolution of the Long Parliament given to the House of Commons 20 April 1653.

Thank you Oliver!

You took the words right out of my mouth!



redhawk said...

PLease Norm... Horses are SOO much BEtter.. Not afair Comaparison.. LOONS might be a GREAT Comparison..They Fly.. Quack.. and Splat.. but are Of No Valued Principles!!

Storm'n Norm'n said...

My friend Oliver chose the words...
The next time I see him I'll spell it out for him, "L-O-O-N"


ps: please note that my horse's stance reflects a certain resemblace of that guy in the White House...more notably that portion that is most visible and partially obscured by the caudal appendage.