Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Pope’s “Guardian of Liberty” . . .

-Thomas DiLorenzo
. . . as mentioned in his speech to Congress today is the man who, in his first inaugural address, pledged his support for a constitutional amendment that would have enshrined slavery explicitly in the Constitution (the Corwin Amendment). The man who made dozens of speeches in favor of deporting all the black people out of America and worked on plans to accomplish it to his dying day. The man who threatened “invasion” and “bloodshed” in his first inaugural address in any state that refused to collect the newly-doubled federal tariff tax. The man who waged total war for four years on his own countrymen, causing as many as 850,000 deaths according to the latest research, with about double that number maimed for life. The man who illegally suspended Habeas Corpus and mass arrested tens of thousands of political critics, including local elected officials, newspapers editors and a congressman. The man who shut down hundreds of opposition newspapers and imprisoned their editors and owners. The man who rewarded generals like Grant, Sherman and Sheridan for mass murdering Southern citizens and plundering tens millions of dollars of private property. The man who said nothing while entire regiments of soldiers gang raped Southern women. The lifelong crony capitalist who spent his entire career shilling for the big business interests of the North who sought to plunder their fellow citizens with protectionist tariffs, corporate welfare, and a national bank run by politicians to fund it all. The man who showered the railroad corporations who got him elected with millions of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded subsidies. The man who destroyed the voluntary union of the American founding fathers and along with it the system of federalism that was its hallmark and replaced it with a Soviet-style, centralized, bureaucratic, compulsory union held together at gunpoint. The man who obsessively experimented with bigger and bigger weapons of mass destruction to be used on his fellow American citizens, including women and children. The atheist who peppered his speeches with religious rhetoric to fool the public he looked down on as ignorant fools.

Pope Francis made no mention of Jesus Christ in his speech to Congress; he reserved his praise for the real “god” of the American state, “Father” Abraham Lincoln.

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