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357 years later.....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    357 years later we have the same problems with congress...

    Oliver Cromwell Speech - Dissolution of the Long Parliament

    Dissolution of the Long Parliament by Oliver Cromwell given to the House of Commons, 20 April 1653

    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 yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

    In the name of God, go!
     
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    Thank you, Brian in Oregon. That was magnificent. Kit Thomas
     
  3. School Teacher

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    My understanding is that the colonies of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia were chartered during the term of Oliver Cromwell and thus are called "Commonwealths" as their sovereignty derives from the people, not the crown The other US state that is a commonwealth, Kentucky, was a colony of Virginia and took the term Commonwealth when it separated from Virginia in 1792 to become the 15th state.

    Cromwell, who I like, was so hated by the British monarchy that his body was dug up and beheaded after he died.



    Ed Ward
     
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