Oliver Cromwell's speech when he disolved parliament in 1653

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Oliver Cromwell's speech when he disolved parliament in 1653

Postby Luigi » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:24 pm

Thought you guys might like this:

20 April 1653, London, England
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 bartered 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 defiled this sacred place, and turned 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 redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.
I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.
Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

http://www.emersonkent.com/speeches/dis ... iament.htm

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Postby penxv » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:03 am

Too much talking.

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Postby Masato » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:57 am

penxv wrote:Too much talking.

no way man that was badass

We need a bunch more like him in the world today

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