“The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday. It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!” Trump tweeted.

If Harvard is a Religious Corporation, then, what is the main product? It has to be Absolution. I contend the Republican Party is now a Religious Corporation that has a political agenda.

Reporters are saying this is another Historic Day – that I predicted was coming!  With Boris Johnson getting a landslide mandate in the UK, the doom and gloom I saw coming – is here! Prophesying is another product of Religious Harvard, that does not exists anymore. Most fellow reporters are wondering what we do have. They are wondering why Trump does not appear before the Senate and testify on his own behalf – after allowing others to testify – and produce revelent documents to present to – ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

Millions of Americans are wondering why millions of Evangelical Republicans do not want anymore PROOF, if they wanted any PROOF in the first place. Many Nazi were religious. Why they made a Dictator more powerful than Jesus, is the real concern, because their consciousness had been removed by clever propaganda. They owned no guilt as they did hideous things to millions of other Christians.

Rudy Giuliani just flew into town from the Ukraine with a bunch of papers. Do you think our President can admit he did anything wrong? Could he go to church and confession to admit his sins and crimes? Sure the Republican Senate will not throw their Messiah out of office. But, there will be ‘Their Wounded Savior On The Cross’ to deal with till election time. The BIG SHOW is just getting started.

Trump is BIGGER than Democracy. For now, the existence of the Democratic party is the firewall against Tyranny. This is why the Republicans stop short of DEMONIZING the Democrats in Public like they do behind the back of The People. We are just a kiss away from being transported back in time to the court of Queen Elizabeth who has gotten rid of the Catholics, but is now looking at the rise of the Puritans – who are poised to cross the Atlantic and launch the greatest Religious Expedition in history!

That the female head of Harvard could not, or, would not consult Men of God about the change to the ‘Fair Harvard’ – is the premiere lesson of the day. Trump might be inclined to change the words of this song – back – with his bold marker. I will send him a letter making him aware of this Holy Outrage that will be the title of my paper, my experiment. What is key, is, the Dean and her ilk failed to put Hillary Clinton in the White House. However, we could be looking at Traditional Republicans, who have voted the Republican ticket for generations. This is how it goes. I have read many accounts of Holy Guilt-tripping your opponents in a religious monarchy. It is not pretty.

Our President from New York likes to play music from The Phantom of the Opera when he comes on stage. My search for the bones of Reverend John Wilson, and his large folio, takes me down a staircase at Harvard, where under the organ, is a hidden vault. The Truth…..is The Truth!

Why did they get rid of the organ with the sea symbols?

John Wilson Rosamond



“The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday. It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!” Trump tweeted.

“It isn’t enough for Franklin Graham and Eric Metaxas, two prominent figures within the American evangelical movement, to lavish praise on President Donald Trump. They have now decided they must try to demonize his critics.

During his November 21 interview with Graham, Metaxas, a Salem Radio Network talk-show host, asked the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, “What do you think of what is happening now? I mean, it’s a very bizarre situation to be living in a country where some people seem to exist to undermine the president of the United States. It’s just a bizarre time for most Americans.”

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, responded, “Well, I believe it’s almost a demonic power that is trying—”

At which point Metaxas interjected, “I would disagree. It’s not almost demonic. You know and I know, at the heart, it’s a spiritual battle.”

Graham agreed, though his defense of Trump was based on economic rather than spiritual or cultural issues. (Graham argued that a strong economy leads to more tithing and church-building programs.) Metaxas then complained, “People seem to have devolved to a kind of moralistic Pharisaism, and they say, ‘How can you support somebody blah, blah, blah,’ and then go on to cite how he’s the least Christian—you know, they go on and on, and I think these people don’t, they don’t even have a biblical view when it comes to that—you know, that if somebody doesn’t hold to our theology, that doesn’t mean they can’t be a great pilot, or a great doctor or dentist. I mean, it’s a bizarre situation that we’re in, that people seem only to have these standards for the president somehow.”

To which Graham responded, “I believe that Donald Trump believes—he believes in God. He believes in Jesus Christ. His depth—he doesn’t, you know, he went to churches here in New York; he didn’t get a whole lot of teaching.”

Absolution is a traditional theological term for the forgiveness experienced by Christians in the life of the Church. It is a universal feature of the historic churches of Christendom, although the theology and the practice of absolution vary between denominations.

Some traditions see absolution as a sacrament (the Sacrament of Penance), a concept found in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, and Eastern Orthodox churches. In other traditions, notably Lutheranism, absolution is seen as an extension of the forgiveness of sins granted in the sacrament of baptism. In other traditions, including the Anglican Communion and Methodism, absolution is seen as part of the sacramental life of the church, although both traditions are theologically predicated upon the Book of Common Prayer, which counts absolution amongst the five rites described as “Commonly called Sacraments, but not to be counted for Sacraments of the Gospel”. The concept of absolution within the life of the Church is largely rejected by protestantism of the Calvinist school.

By Anthea Butler

Liberals have a tendency to wring their hands at the strong support President Donald Trump — he of the three wives and multiple affairs, and a tendency to engage in exceedingly un-Christian-like behavior at the slightest provocation — continues to receive from the white evangelical community. White evangelical support for Donald Trump is still at 73 percent, and more than 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for him in 2016.

But focusing on the disconnect between Trump’s personal actions and the moral aspects of their faith misses the issue that keeps their support firm: racism. Modern evangelicals’ support for this president cannot be separated from the history of evangelicals’ participation in and support for racist structures in America.

Evangelicals, in religious terminology, believe that Jesus Christ is the savior of humanity. They have a long history in America, and include a number of different groups, including Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists and nondenominational churches. After the schism among the Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians in the 1850s over slavery, conservative denominations like the Southern Baptists — who defended slavery through their readings of scripture — came into being. And because the primary schisms between northern and southern denominations was over the issues of slavery, in the pre- and post-Civil War years, African American Protestants formed their own denominations.

Evangelical denominations formed from these splits in the South were usually comprised of people who had made money from slavery or supported it. After the Civil War many were more likely to have supported the Ku Klux Klan and approved of (or participated in) lynching. The burning cross of the KKK, for instance, was a symbol of white Christian supremacy, designed both to put fear into the hearts of African Americans and to highlight the supposed Christian righteousness of the terrorist act.

During the civil rights movement, many white evangelicals either outright opposed Martin Luther King Jr. or, like Billy Graham, believed that racial harmony would only come about when the nation turned to God. in the 1970s, evangelicalism became synonymous with being “born again” and also against abortion and, with the rise of the Moral Majority in the late 1970s, they began to seek not only moral, but political power.

Ronald Reagan, who also counted evangelicals among his most vociferous supporters, started his presidential campaign on the platform of states’ rights from Philadelphia, Mississippi, where Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered by several Klansmen with the participation of local law enforcement in 1964, while attempting to register African Americans to vote. Decades later, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the evangelical leader, opposed sanctions on South Africa’s apartheid regime and insulted Bishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Prize Peace winner, as a “phony.”

After 9/11, many evangelicals vilified Islam and created cottage industries and ministries promoting Islamophobia. And when Barack Obama was elected president, they regrouped, bought guns and became Tea Partiers who promoted fiscal responsibility and indulged in birtherism, promoted by no less than the son of Billy Graham, Franklin.

Still, evangelicals have worked to make a good show of repenting for racism. From the racial reconciliation meetings of the 1990s to today, they have dutifully declared racism a sin, and Southern Baptists have apologized again for their role in American slavery — most recently in 2018 via a document outlining their role.

But statements are not enough. Proving how disconnected they are from their statements about atoning for the sin of racism, the 2019 Annual Convention of the Southern Baptists was opened with a gavel owned by John A. Broadus, a slaveholder, white supremacist and the founder of their seminary. In the meantime, the most visible Southern Baptist pastor, Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas, recently said of Trump that “he does not judge people by the color of their skin, but whether or not they support him,” calling that “the definition of colorblind.” (Jeffress is such a supporter of Trump that he regularly extols him on Fox News, and even wrote a special song for Trump’s Campaign, “Make America Great Again.”)

So it’s not surprising that white evangelicals supported the Muslim ban, are the least likely to accept refugees into the country (according to the Pew Foundation) and, though a slim majority oppose it, are the denomination most likely to support Trump’s child separation policy. White evangelicals certainly are not concerned with white supremacy, because they are often white supremacists.

And Trump appeals to these evangelicals because of his focus on declension, decline and destruction, which fits into evangelical beliefs about the end times. When Trump used the term “American carnage” in his inaugural address, evangelicals listened; they too, believed America is in decline. Their imagined powerlessness, and the need for a strong authoritarian leader to protect them, is at the root of their racial and social animus. Their persecution complex is a heady mix of their fear of “socialists,” Muslims, independent women, LGBT people and immigration. Their feelings of fragility, despite positions of power, make them vote for people like Donald Trump — and morally suspect candidates like Roy Moore. Rhetoric, not morality, drives their voting habits.

All of this has made a mockery of white evangelical protestations about morality and the family. Moral issues once drove white evangelical votes but, first when Obama was elected and then when the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on same sex marriage in June of 2015, what remained was their fear. Trump promised justices and a return to a time when they felt less fear, and he delivered, at least on the former. White evangelical fealty to him is firm. Evangelicals in America are not simply a religious group; they are a political group inexorably linked to the Republican Party.

Trump delivered evangelicals from the shame of losing, and they will back him again in 2020 to avoid losing again. So perhaps we should take evangelicals at their word that they will support Trump come hell or high water, rather than twisting ourselves into knots trying to figure out why.

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Bring Out Your – BIG GUN!

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., voices an objection to a resolution by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why is it that every Southern Baptist preacher man looks like he’s sucking on a big cow tit? Just wondering.

For days the Republicans have been holding a milking contest. They’ve been milking Hitler’s BIG LIE! Have you noticed that every time Collin’s gives their sacred cow a couple of good squeezes, Gaetz opens his BIG mouth!

“Shoot some hot streams of milk over my way. My lying mouth is getting dry!”

“After I take a couple of BIG GULPS, sunny boy!”

It is like watching reruns of Heehaw and The Dukes of Hazard! I have gotten good at reading cow lips after a week of hearings, and this cow is saying;

“I already told Judge Roy Moore I’m too young to get married!”

Remember good ol Roy, the protector of the Ten Commandments? No.8 says;

“Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

Every elected Republican knows Trump has broken No.8 – MANY TIMES! But, that’s just fine, because most of them are Lying Christians, thus, they are above the Laws of God. Democrats say they were forced to Impeach Trump, so he can learn a lesson and not Sin – again! Roy Moore will be on the same campaign trail as the Republican Messiah – who refused to back Moore – because he is a liar. Takes one to know one!

It’s time to bring out THE BIG GUN! Trump tweeted over a hundred times today which is obstruction of Congress.

“Here ya go, boys! Let Papa Donald give his loyal evangelicals a BIG SQUIRT!”

Mommies Big Milk Lover, Matt Gaetz, ratted out Hunter Biden, and then got a squirt of truth about his DUI. Meanwhile, MR.BIG MOUTH is going after a sixteen year old foreign girl.

SHUT UP YOU LOUD MOUTHED BULLY – and get on the witness stand! Bring out your BIG TIT, your BIG GUN!

John Presco


Republicans erupted with fury late Thursday as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., abruptly wrapped up an all-day marathon hearing on the adoption of two articles of impeachment against President Trump by delaying a planned vote on the matter until Friday morning.

“It is now very late at night,” Nadler said shortly before midnight.  “I want the members on both sides of aisle to think about what has happened over these last two days, and to search their consciences before we cast their final votes. Therefore, the committee will now stand in recess until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., at which point I will move to divide the question so that each of us may have the opportunity to cast up-or-down votes on each of the articles of impeachment, and let history be our judge.”

Ranking Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., raised an immediate objection as Nadler began leaving, saying it was “the most bush league stunt” he had ever seen.

“Mr. Chairman, there was no consulting with the ranking member on your schedule for tomorrow — you just blew up schedules for everyone?” Collins asked incredulously. “You chose not to consult the ranking member on a scheduling issue of this magnitude? This is the kangaroo court we’re talking about. Not even consult? Not even consult? 10. am. tomorrow? You can see what just happened.”

He added later: “This crap.”

Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert called out the tactic as “Stalinesque,” and other Republicans essentially heckled Nadler’s conduct as unbelievable and “outrageous.” Gohmert suggested that Democrats wanted to have the vote when more people would be watching on television, and that they wanted to be able to say they had a “three-day trial” in the Judiciary Committee, even if they called no fact witnesses before the panel.


Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020, two years after narrowly losing a bid for the seat to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones amid allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers.

Moore, who was kicked off the bench twice, made the official announcement at a press conference in Montgomery Thursday afternoon with his wife Kayla by his side. He began the press conference with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance.


COMMANDS: truthfulness; respect for the good name of others; the observance of secrecy when required.
FORBIDS: lying; injury to the good name of others; slander; talebearing; rash judgment; contemptuous speech and the violation of secrecy.

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‘Till The Stock of Purtians Die’

For several days I have been debating authoring a historic book on my Puritan Ancestors. I posted on Poe, the Wilsons, and Hawthorne. This morning I read an article on the transformation of ‘Fair Harvard’ in order to makes certain peoples feel more included. Harvard was founded by Puritans. I am amazed at how little history this world renowned University compiled on the Puritans. I have asked, why? I have found amazing answers. I believe I was born to own these answers because I am of ‘Puritan Stock’.

The Hart family of Connecticut are of Puritan Stock. They came from Boston with Thomas Hooker. Captain Isaac Hull married into this stock and fought against the Barbary pirates on famous American vessels. There are famous Catholic Universities. Harvard is a Puritan University. The message in their song is meant for the ‘First Fruits’ of which my kin, John Wilson Jr. was one.

Harvard was formed as a perpetuating Corporation that I believe ‘Fair Harvard’ honors, and promotes – forever! Do those who feel left-out of American Corporate History have the right to revise and alter business history? Why not install a Native American as a honorary member of the board of Ford Motors?

“Have you driven a Ford, lately? Have you considered those who have not had the privilege? Maybe you shouldn’t feel so proud. Perhaps you should be very un-happy.”

I am seeking a attorney.

John Presco a.k.a  John Wilson Rosamond

“Harvard’s first commencement was a solemn affair. There were nine graduates in the class of 1642: Benjamin Woodbridge, George Downing, John Bulkeley, William Hubbard, Samuel Bellingham, John Wilson, Henry Saltonstall, Tobias Barnard, and Nathaniel Brewster. The graduates embarked on various religious and political careers, which oftentimes took them throughout the English Atlantic.”

In 1650, at the request of Harvard President Henry Dunster, the Great and General Court of Massachusetts issued the body’s charter, making it now the oldest corporation in the Americas; the subsequent Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts confirmed that, despite the change in government, the corporation would continue to “have, hold, use, exercise and enjoy” its property and legal privileges[1]. Although the institution it governs has grown into Harvard University (of which Harvard College is one of several components), the corporation’s formal title remains the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

The corporation was probably originally intended to be a body of the school’s resident instructors, similar to the fellows of an Oxbridge college. However, it early fell into the now-familiar American model of a governing board—an outside body whose members are not involved in the institution’s daily life, which meets periodically to consult with the day-to-day head, the president (whom it appoints). The Corporation is self-perpetuating, appointing new members to fill its own vacancies as they arise.








Fair Harvard
by Samuel Gilman (1836, revised 1997)
The first and fourth verses

Fair Harvard! We join in thy jubilee throng,
And with blessings surrender the o’er,
By these festival rites, from the age that is past
To the age that is waiting before.
O relic and type of our ancestors’ worth,
That has long kept their memory warm,
First flower of the wilderness! star of their night!
Calm rising through change and through storm.Farewell! be thy destinies onward and bright!
To thy children the lesson still give,
With freedom to think, and with patience to bear,
And for right ever bravely to live.
Let not moss-covered error move thee at its side,
As the world on truth’s current glides by,
Be the herald of light, and the bearer of love,
Till the stock of the Puritans die. 

You can find the tune here:

Lyrics to “Fair Harvard”

Fair Harvard! we join in thy Jubilee throng,
And with blessings surrender thee o’er
By these Festival-rites, from the Age that is past,
To the Age that is waiting before.
O Relic and Type of our ancestors’ worth,
That hast long kept their memory warm,
First flow’r of their wilderness! Star of their night!
Calm rising thro’ change and thro’ storm.

Farewell! be thy destinies onward and bright!
To thy children the lesson still give,
With freedom to think, and with patience to bear,
And for Right ever bravely to live.
Let not moss-covered Error moor thee at its side,
As the world on Truth’s current glides by,
Be the herald of Light, and the bearer of Love,
Till the stars in the firmament die.

[Revised 2018]
Samuel Gilman, Class of 1811


Diversity Task Force Chooses New Lyrics for Alma Mater

University President Drew G. Faust speaks at Commencement in 2015. Faust said she is excited to sing the updated lyrics to Harvard’s alma mater at this year’s Commencement.

Harvard announced an immediate revision to the last line of “Fair Harvard,” the University’s 181-year old alma mater, in a Harvard-wide task force report on diversity and inclusion released Tuesday morning.The lyrics, which previously read “till the stock of the Puritans die,” will now read “till the stars in the firmament die.” “Fair Harvard,” written in 1836, has only been altered once before in its history. In 1998, the word “sons” was replaced with the word “we” to address concerns of gender inclusivity.

Last April, Danielle S. Allen, co-chair of the University task force on inclusion and belonging, announced Harvard would hold a competition to select new lyrics for the final line of the song.

“The Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging launched this competition to affirm that Harvard’s motto, Veritas, speaks to and on behalf of all members of our community, regardless of background, identity, religious affiliation, or viewpoint,” the task force’s website reads.

The new line, submitted by Janet B. Pascal ’84, was selected from among 168 entries for the task force’s competition by a committee of five judges, among them Kurt Crowley, the associate conductor of Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

“I wanted something that had as much the same rhythm and vowels as possible, so it would sound the same, and the same kind of formal and flowery diction, so firmament just seemed like the perfect word,” Pascal said.

After months of work, the diversity task force on Tuesday debuted the final version of its University-wide report (which included the revisions to the alma mater). The report detailed eight key recommendations, one of which called for “Inclusive Values, Symbols, and Spaces.”

“The alma mater revision is a key part of that,” Allen said in an interview last week.

Pascal said she thinks the alteration to the alma mater means the song better reflects the perspectives of all Harvard affiliates.

“I think it’s a very good thing that Harvard was actually thinking about it enough to decide to change what is a line too firmly focused on one small group, so I’m glad they did,” Pascal said.

In an email response to the release of the report Tuesday, University President Drew G. Faust also referenced her desire to make symbols at Harvard more inclusive.

“The task force recommendations on inclusive symbols and spaces obviously extend well beyond the Smith Center, and I have asked the executive vice president and the deans to develop additional guidelines and policies designed to improve wayfinding on campus and to ensure that public art on campus reflects our commitment to belonging and inclusion, ” Faust wrote in the email.

The revision to the alma mater is one of multiple changes to Harvard symbols in recent years. In 2016, the Corporation approved the removal of a seal at the Law School after outcry from students.

The former seal featured the crest of a slaveholding family that contributed to the endowment of Harvard’s first law professorship more than two centuries ago.

“When it comes time to sing our alma mater, updated at the suggestion of the task force, I will proudly give voice to the song’s new final line—and its recognition that the pursuit of truth and knowledge belongs to everyone at Harvard, from all backgrounds and beliefs,” Faust wrote in her email.

—Staff writer Olivia C. Scott can be reached at olivia.scott@thecrimson.com










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The Eagle and Constitution

Harvard University changed their school song to appease the nobodies that attacked the name of my kin, Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Rosamond Press

The Ghost Fleet – has landed!

Above is the replica of the Puritan ship Arabella that was originally called ‘The Eagle’. My great grandfather, John Wilson, sailed on this ship. So did America’s First Poet, Anne Bradstreet, who reminds me of my muses, Rena Easton, and Lara Roozemond. I know Rena can memorized and recite Anne’s poems. I await a book of Lara’s poems. I am poised to have Victoria Bond write a poem to Miriam while on the train from London. Starfish answers in kind.

I am looking at the Puritans through a old lens. I suspect their Divine Mission to America was a romantic one – in several ways. I believe they were sabotaged by a faction in England who were trying to wipe out the Puritans, there, and got aboard their ships to the New World. Anne’s poem written before she gave birth, is a Seer looking…

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Drake Claimed Point Reyes For Queen Elizabeth

My Puritan stock and lineage is under attack!

Rosamond Press

On this day, I claim the Land of California for the Descendants of Queen Elizabeth, and her Royal Family. I believe I am the embodiment of John Dee who came into my being when I died at McClure’s Beach at Point Reyes where Sir Francis Drake landed. This is why God restored my life, for God did never bless the Constitution and the founding of this Democracy that has failed due to the Rapturists want of a Kingdom founded by their heretical King Jesus.


My kindred, John Fremont, and the Benton family, secured California, and the Oregon Territory from Britain, and the Habsburg family. John was the first Republican candidate for President, which he co-founded. His party lies in disgrace and ruin.

I am kin to Ian Fleming and descend from the Rosenbergs who befriended John Dee, who inspired Drake and Fleming – who are forever entwined – thank…

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Trump Declared War On Republicans Before Elections

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., voices an objection to a resolution by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

For three days I have heard one elected Republican after another accuse the Democrats of being out to get Trump – since he was elected! Here is the Party of Lincoln out to get Donald – before the elections! Republicans are declaring they can’t support a lewd sex-monster. Trump had to have read this article. He needs to get Deep Dirty on his opponent. He calls to Putin on National T.V. The Christian-right is saying Trump is too immoral to win the Presidency. Then, he won, and Evangelical leaders embraced him so they can fulfil their Covert Agenda. They employed a Degenerate who they knew was an egregious liar and Master Deceiver. President Trump own their soul. This is the Master Blackmailer and Extortionist.

Case closed!

A movie-doc needs to be made about the rise of ‘The Tic-Tac President’.

“I always pop some Tic-Tacs in my mouth before I tell big fat stinking lies, or, put the make on a married woman.”

Christians are OBLIGATED to defend ALL the American from this immoral pervert, or, LOSE THE FRANCHISE!

John Presco


Trump declares war on GOP, says ‘the shackles have been removed’.

Donald Trump started attacking members of his own party in a series of tweets Tuesday after many Republicans rescinded their support for the presidential nominee. The Fix’s Chris Cillizza weighs in on the unprecedented unraveling of the GOP. (Jayne Orenstein/The Washington Post)

Donald Trump started attacking members of his own party in a series of tweets Tuesday after many Republicans rescinded their support. (Jayne Orenstein/The Washington Post)

By Sean Sullivan

October 11, 2016

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to join the fight amid extraordinary turmoil within the party just four weeks before Election Day.

One day after Ryan announced he would no longer campaign on Trump’s behalf, the GOP nominee said as part of a barrage of tweets that the top-ranking Republican is “weak and ineffective” and is providing “zero support” for his candidacy. Trump also declared that “the shackles have been taken off” him, liberating him to “fight for America the way I want to.”

Trump called McCain “foul-mouthed” and accused him with no evidence of once begging for his support. McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, pulled his endorsement following a Friday Washington Post report about a 2005 video in which Trump is heard making vulgar comments about forcing himself on women sexually.

“I wouldn’t want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people, that I can tell you . . . especially Ryan,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News Channel. He said if he is elected president, Ryan might be “in a different position.”

In perhaps the most piercing insult, Trump said his party is harder to deal with than even Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whom conservatives loathe. Yet he also released a new TV ad featuring footage of Clinton coughing and stumbling during a recent bout with pneumonia — signaling that few issues are out of bounds for his scorched-earth campaign.

These Republicans are calling for Trump to step down


In the wake of a new Washington Post report showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking in very lewd terms about women in 2005, some Republicans are calling for Trump to step down as nominee. (Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post)

(Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post)

“Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary,” he wrote for his more than 12 million followers on Twitter, his preferred platform for picking fights. “They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win — I will teach them!”

By backing away from Trump, Ryan and his allies were hoping to insulate themselves and their majorities on Capitol Hill from the baggage weighing down the nominee’s flagging campaign. For many, the breaking point was the 2005 video.

But they are suddenly dealing with another problem: an impulsive and bellicose businessman with an army of loyal supporters willing to exact retribution against elected officials they feel have abandoned them. The rift could have profound ramifications for the Republican Party as a whole, shattering any sense of unity and jeopardizing its chances of holding onto the Senate and even, potentially, the House.

[The GOP tumbles toward anarchy: ‘It’s every person for himself or herself]

Trump’s barbs left some backers unsettled, including Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has been a Trump booster for months and an informal adviser.

“Dr. Carson has been unwavering in his support but the last 24 hours have made that support very difficult to maintain,” Carson adviser Armstrong Williams said in a statement.

Carson said in a brief interview that Trump “would be wise to praise Ryan rather than be at war with him. I keep trying to emphasize to him that the issues are where you win.

Here are some of the Republicans who cut ties with Trump after lewd remarks

Following a Friday report by The Washington Post on a 2005 video of the GOP presidential nominee, various Republicans have said they no longer plan to vote for him and some call for him to drop out.

Following a Friday report by The Washington Post on a 2005 video of the GOP presidential nominee, various Republicans have said they no longer plan to vote for him and some call for him to drop out.

Sen. John McCainSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined the cavalcade of Republicans withdrawing their support for Trump. “There are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments in the just released video; no woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior. He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences,” McCain said in a statement.Susan Walsh/AP

But many others rallied around Trump, including the Republican National Committee. Its chairman, Reince Priebus, was in close touch all day with Trump advisers and RNC strategist Sean Spicer was at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

Mica Mosbacher, a Trump fundraiser and surrogate, said she was invited to a fundraiser next week for Ryan’s joint fundraising committee but is not going to attend or contribute because of the way Ryan has treated Trump.

“I don’t feel that Ryan is supporting our nominee and being a team player,” said Mosbacher, who is vowing not to give financial backing to Republicans who have crossed Trump.

Diana Orrock, a Republican National Committeewoman from Nevada, said she will not vote for Republicans who have pulled their support for Trump — including Rep. Joe Heck (Nev.), who is running for a seat that is critical in the battle for the Senate majority.

“I think they have really irritated a lot of Trump supporters,” Orrock said of Heck and Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.), who also rescinded his endorsement.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said Trump should “use the enormous power of social media” to mount a pressure campaign on wavering Republicans.

“It’s time for him to send targeted messages to each district and state and have Republican voters ask their candidates: ‘Are you going to help us defeat Hillary Clinton?’ And Trump should make it clear that the side effect of not helping Trump is electing Hillary Clinton.”

Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson tweeted Monday that she could not keep her mobile phone charged “due to the mass volume of texts from people” who plan to vote for Trump but not for other Republicans on the ballot.

[Trump’s truest believers start to worry: ‘You could easily lose’]

Ryan said Monday that he would no longer defend or campaign with Trump. Dozens of other Republican elected officials have gone even further, calling on Trump to leave the race in the wake of the 2005 video.

“Paul Ryan is focusing the next month on defeating Democrats, and all Republicans running for office should probably do the same,” Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement responding to Trump’s attacks Tuesday.

Trump began his Twitter attacks Tuesday morning in New York before jetting off to raise money in Texas and to host an evening rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. At a San Antonio fundraising event, Trump tore into Ryan, whom he accused of “total disloyalty to the party.”

“I think they forgot that there was an election because something happened in the last month where you didn’t see them, right?” Trump said of prominent Republicans who have not campaigned for him, according to audio of the fundraiser obtained by the Texas Tribune. “You didn’t see them. I said: ‘Why aren’t they on the shows? Why aren’t they all over the place?’ ”

Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller said the campaign was not preoccupied over whether congressional leadership is with the nominee.

“Mr. Trump’s campaign has never been driven or fueled by Washington. It’s always been driven by the grass roots and it will continue to be,” Miller said. “What we want is everyone who wants to defeat Hillary Clinton to be on board. Anyone who’s concerned about the direction of the country.”

A Ryan confidant said the House speaker — the highest-ranking Republican in the country — is trying to strike a careful balance by turning away from Trump but not officially withdrawing his endorsement.

“He’s threading a lot of needles here,” said the confidant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to talk candidly. “He wanted to make a clean break with Trump. So saying ‘I won’t defend him and won’t campaign with him’ was his way of making a break. He was so repulsed by the tape. But there are still a lot of members in the conference who don’t want to be at war with Trump’s voters in their district.”

Speaking on his radio show Tuesday, popular conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said: “The Republican Party has sided with its donors and its lobbyists, and this is why we’re where we are. The Republican Party is in a predicament that it made itself. It made its own bed, and now they don’t want to lay in it. Now they want to run from the bed that they made.”

Some Republicans have agonized over how to deal with Trump in the final weeks of the race. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who ran against Trump in the GOP primaries and is running for reelection in a key battleground state, issued a statement Tuesday saying he continues to support the nominee, whom he once called “dangerous” and a “con man.”

“I disagree with him on many things, but I disagree with his opponent on virtually everything,” Rubio said. “I wish we had better choices for President. But I do not want Hillary Clinton to be our next President. And therefore my position has not changed.”

The sentiment that Trump is far from ideal but is better than the only realistic alternative is one many of his backers are clinging to as justification for maintaining their support.

“You don’t go after somebody who is, as Ronald Reagan would say, your 80 percent friend. What you do is stand with them,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said in an interview with Fox Business Network. “And it is not helpful to have this kind of drama going on. What you need to do is say we have a binary choice.”

Democrats on Tuesday continued their fierce criticism of Trump’s lewd comments about women. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama found the 2005 video “repugnant” and that “there has been a pretty clear statement by people all along the ideological spectrum that those statements constituted sexual assault.”

Campaigning for Clinton in Greensboro, N.C., Obama called Republican officials out for the way they have dealt with Trump.

“They can’t bring themselves to say, ‘I can’t endorse this guy,’ ” Obama said. Of those who did pull their endorsements, the president added: “Why’d it take so long for some of them to finally walk away? We saw this coming.”

[Trump’s truest believers start to worry: ‘You could easily lose’]

A friend of Ryan, who was granted anonymity to speak freely, said the speaker didn’t rush into his Monday decision, but was deliberative and thoughtful. In the end, there was no way to make everyone happy.

“He’s just in a hard place, and Trump is recognizing that he’s in a hard place and pushing the lever harder,” the friend said.

David Weigel in Washington and David Nakamura in Greensboro, N.C., contributed to this report.

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Founding the Universal Anglican Church

Truth is an necessary ingredient  in Organized Religion, Government, and, Banking. Right now, everyone wants Bankers to be Honest and Truthful – even Evangelical Senators and Congressman! But, that might change. What if Trump wins another term, and his party takes back the House. Will they pass a Banking Sin Tax!

“All customers who are registered Democrats, shall be charged a %2 perent Sin Fee because this party supports Abortion – which is legal – but has been ruled Evil by a board of Righteous Bankers. So be it!”

Of course there will be an uproar, that will come before Congressman Collins;

“This Bill is an absolute waste of time and tax payers money. All Democrats got to do is register as a Republican, and the Sin Fee will no longer be applicable! We Holy Lawmakers would like to grant all Democrats a $1,000 a Republican Registration reward, but, that would be illegal. However, the Southern Baptist Convention will grant Holy Absolution to all Democrats – if they vote for President Trump, who has been granted a Holy Right To Lie decree – by God Himself. Would you like God to give you this New Divine Right that our Founding Father’s were too selfish to give America’s First Citizens? If you donate a millions dollars to the Southern Baptist Church, Brownie will bring you a Holy Cloak of Invisibility! But, you must hurry. There is a limited supply. Obviously, not all us can be Invisible Holy Liars! Be a Chosen One, before it too late. Convicted Bank robbers wlll be crucified on Bad Banker Hill.”

The Southern Baptist church has been taken over by Neo-Confederates who employed the Pro-Life weapon against the Civil Rights Movement after Bob Jones University lost it tax exempt status when it banned mixed-race couples. The plan is to do away with Woe vs. Wade and accuse the Democrats of being murderers. The Liars Club do not want the Democrats to champion saving the world and the environment, thus negating the idea they are the Criminal Party who does not care about THE LIVING. Big Business is behind the Neo-Confederates. Follow the Money Trail.

John Presco

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump attacked 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday for being named Time magazine’s “Person of The Year.”

“So ridiculous,” Trump said on Twitter. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

Thunberg responded swiftly, changing her Twitter profile to read: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”

Trump, who was named Person of the Year after winning the 2016 presidential election, has criticized the magazine before for passing him up in the years since.

Trump mocked Thunberg back in September, when both were in New York City for meetings at the United Nations.

Citing lines from Thunberg’s address to the Climate Action Summit – the teenager said “people are dying” and “we are in the beginning of a mass extinction” – Trump issued a late-night snarky tweet.

“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” Trump wrote. “‘So nice to see!”


Abortion and Female Slavery

The Christian-right attempted to enslave the women in this democracy because they are countering the vote of the white male in the red states, especially those states that seceeded from the Union and made war against America employing terrorism. To threaten women with arrest after calling them baby-killers, is the same tacitic used down South to keep blacks in their place.In the movie ‘Lincoln’ we see the powerful Radical Republican, Thadeus Stevens, defying the pro-slaery laws in the South. After the Civil War, he and other radicals put blacks in office in order to rule over Traitors. The radicals wanted these violent turncoats and parasites to take the Iron Clad Oath.
The Christian-right would want women to take an oath they would never seek an abortion. To make laws that make all women in this democracy suspected out-laws – in the name of Jesus – is a great threat to any democracy!

Because the Christian religion is no longer All Inclusive as its founder planned, I hereby in the name of God, declare it a Dead Religion – and abolish it!

Jon Presco

‘Thy Kingdom Come’

June 23, 2006
President Bush and the Republican Party find strong support among evangelical voters. But in his new book, Thy Kingdom Come, author Randall Balmer says that allegiance is misplaced.
“I don’t find much that I recognize as Christian” in the religious right, says Balmer, a professor of religion at Barnard College, Columbia University and contributing editor to Christianity Today.
He says blind allegiance to the Republican Party has distorted the faith of politically active evangelicals, leading them to misguided positions on issues such as abortion and homosexuality.
“They have taken something that is lovely and redemptive and turned it into something that is ugly and retributive,” Balmer says.
He argues that modern evangelicals have abandoned the spirit of their movement, which was founded in 19th-century activism on issues that helped those on the fringes of society: abolition, women’s suffrage and universal education.
“I don’t find any correlation in the agenda of the religious right today,” Balmer says.
Book Excerpt: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

by Randall Balmer

In the 1980s, in order to solidify their shift from divorce to abortion, the Religious Right constructed an abortion myth, one accepted by most Americans as true. Simply put, the abortion myth is this: Leaders of the Religious Right would have us believe that their movement began in direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Politically conservative evangelical leaders were so morally outraged by the ruling that they instantly shed their apolitical stupor in order to mobilize politically in defense of the sanctity of life. Most of these leaders did so reluctantly and at great personal sacrifice, risking the obloquy of their congregants and the contempt of liberals and “secular humanists,” who were trying their best to ruin America. But these selfless, courageous leaders of the Religious Right, inspired by the opponents of slavery in the nineteenth century, trudged dutifully into battle in order to defend those innocent unborn children, newly endangered by the Supreme Court’s misguided Roe decision.
It’s a compelling story, no question about it. Except for one thing: It isn’t true.
Although various Roman Catholic groups denounced the ruling, and Christianity Today complained that the Roe decision “runs counter to the moral teachings of Christianity through the ages but also to the moral sense of the American people,” the vast majority of evangelical leaders said virtually nothing about it; many of those who did comment actually applauded the decision. W. Barry Garrett of Baptist Press wrote, “Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision.” Indeed, even before the Roe decision, the messengers (delegates) to the 1971 Southern Baptist Convention gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, adopted a resolution that stated, “we call upon Southern Baptists to work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother.” W.A. Criswell, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, expressed his satisfaction with the Roe v. Wade ruling. “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person,” the redoubtable fundamentalist declared, “and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”
The Religious Right’s self-portrayal as mobilizing in response to the Roe decision was so pervasive among evangelicals that few questioned it. But my attendance at an unusual gathering in Washington, D.C., finally alerted me to the abortion myth. In November
1990, for reasons that I still don’t entirely understand, I was invited to attend a conference in Washington sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Religious Right organization (though I didn’t realize it at the time). I soon found myself in a conference room with a couple of dozen people, including Ralph Reed, then head of the Christian Coalition; Carl F. H. Henry, an evangelical theologian; Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family; Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association; Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Edward G. Dobson, pastor of an evangelical church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and formerly one of Jerry Falwell’s acolytes at Moral Majority. Paul M. Weyrich, a longtime conservative activist, head of what is now called the Free Congress Foundation, and one of the architects of the Religious Right in the late 1970s, was also there.
In the course of one of the sessions, Weyrich tried to make a point to his Religious Right brethren (no women attended the conference, as I recall). Let’s remember, he said animatedly, that the Religious Right did not come together in response to the Roe decision. No, Weyrich insisted, what got us going as a political movement was the attempt on the part of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to rescind the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University because of its racially discriminatory policies.
Bob Jones University was one target of a broader attempt by the federal government to enforce the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Several agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, had sought to penalize schools for failure to abide by antisegregation provisions. A court case in 1972, Green v. Connally, produced a ruling that any institution that practiced segregation was not, by definition, a charitable institution and, therefore, no longer qualified for tax-exempt standing.
The IRS sought to revoke the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University in 1975 because the school’s regulations forbade interracial dating; African Americans, in fact, had been denied admission altogether until 1971, and it took another four years before unmarried African Americans were allowed to enroll. The university filed suit to retain its tax-exempt status, although that suit would not reach the Supreme Court until 1983 (at which time, the Reagan administration argued in favor of Bob Jones University).
Initially, I found Weyrich’s admission jarring. He declared, in effect, that the origins of the Religious Right lay in Green v. Connally rather than Roe v. Wade. I quickly concluded, however, that his story made a great deal of sense. When I was growing up within the evangelical subculture, there was an unmistakably defensive cast to evangelicalism. I recall many presidents of colleges or Bible institutes coming through our churches to recruit students and to raise money. One of their recurrent themes was,We don’t accept federal money, so the government can’t tell us how to run our shop—whom to hire or fire or what kind of rules to live by. The IRS attempt to deny tax-exempt status to segregated private schools, then, represented an assault on the evangelical subculture, something that raised an alarm among many evangelical leaders, who mobilized against it.
For his part, Weyrich saw the evangelical discontent over the Bob Jones case as the opening he was looking for to start a new conservative movement using evangelicals as foot soldiers. Although both the Green decision of 1972 and the IRS action against Bob Jones University in 1975 predated Jimmy Carter’s presidency, Weyrich succeeded in blaming Carter for efforts to revoke the taxexempt status of segregated Christian schools. He recruited James Dobson and Jerry Falwell to the cause, the latter of whom complained, “In some states it’s easier to open a massage parlor than to open a Christian school.”
Weyrich, whose conservative activism dates at least as far back as the Barry Goldwater campaign in 1964, had been trying for years to energize evangelical voters over school prayer, abortion, or the proposed equal rights amendment to the Constitution. “I was
trying to get those people interested in those issues and I utterly failed,” he recalled in an interview in the early 1990s. “What changed their mind was Jimmy Carter’s intervention against the Christian schools, trying to deny them tax-exempt status on the basis of so-called de facto segregation.”
During the meeting in Washington, D.C., Weyrich went on to characterize the leaders of the Religious Right as reluctant to take up the abortion cause even close to a decade after the Roe ruling. “I had discussions with all the leading lights of the movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s, post–Roe v. Wade,” he said, “and they were all arguing that that decision was one more reason why Christians had to isolate themselves from the rest of the world.”
“What caused the movement to surface,” Weyrich reiterated,”was the federal government’s moves against Christian schools.” The IRS threat against segregated schools, he said, “enraged the Christian community.” That, not abortion, according to Weyrich, was what galvanized politically conservative evangelicals into the Religious Right and goaded them into action. “It was not the other things,” he said.
Ed Dobson, Falwell’s erstwhile associate, corroborated Weyrich’s account during the ensuing discussion. “The Religious New Right did not start because of a concern about abortion,” Dobson said. “I sat in the non-smoke-filled back room with the Moral Majority, and I frankly do not remember abortion ever being mentioned as a reason why we ought to do something.”
During the following break in the conference proceedings, I cornered Weyrich to make sure I had heard him correctly. He was adamant that, yes, the 1975 action by the IRS against Bob Jones University was responsible for the genesis of the Religious Right in
the late 1970s. What about abortion? After mobilizing to defend Bob Jones University and its racially discriminatory policies, Weyrich said, these evangelical leaders held a conference call to discuss strategy. He recalled that someone suggested that they had
the makings of a broader political movement—something that Weyrich had been pushing for all along—and asked what other issues they might address. Several callers made suggestions, and then, according to Weyrich, a voice on the end of one of the lines said, “How about abortion?” And that is how abortion was cobbled into the political agenda of the Religious Right.
The abortion myth serves as a convenient fiction because it suggests noble and altruistic motives behind the formation of the Religious Right. But it is highly disingenuous and renders absurd the argument of the leaders of Religious Right that, in defending the rights of the unborn, they are the “new abolitionists.” The Religious Right arose as a political movement for the purpose, effectively, of defending racial discrimination at Bob Jones University and at other segregated schools. Whereas evangelical abolitionists of the nineteenth century sought freedom for African Americans, the Religious Right of the late twentieth century organized to perpetuate racial discrimination. Sadly, the Religious Right has no legitimate claim to the mantle of the abolitionist crusaders of the nineteenth century. White evangelicals were conspicuous by their absence in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Where were Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell and Billy Graham on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington or on Sunday, March 7, 1965, when Martin Luther King Jr. and religious leaders from other traditions linked arms on the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to stare down the ugly face of racism?
Falwell and others who eventually became leaders of the Religious Right, in fact, explicitly condemned the civil rights movement. “Believing the Bible as I do,” Falwell proclaimed in 1965, “I would find it impossible to stop preaching the pure saving gospel
of Jesus Christ, and begin doing anything else—including fighting Communism, or participating in civil-rights reforms.” This makes all the more outrageous the occasional attempts by leaders of the Religious Right to portray themselves as the “new abolitionists” in an effort to link their campaign against abortion to the nineteenth century crusade against slavery.
Radical RepublicanismIn July 1861 the Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution stating the limited war aim of restoring the Union while preserving slavery; Stevens helped repeal it in December. In August 1861, he supported the first law attacking slavery, the Confiscation Act that said owners would forfeit any slaves they allowed to help the Confederate war effort. By December he was the first Congressional leader pushing for emancipation as a tool to weaken the rebellion. He called for total war on January 22, 1862:

“Let us not be deceived. Those who talk about peace in sixty days are shallow statesmen. The war will not end until the government shall more fully recognize the magnitude of the crisis; until they have discovered that this is an internecine war in which one party or the other must be reduced to hopeless feebleness and the power of further effort shall be utterly annihilated. It is a sad but true alternative. The South can never be reduced to that condition so long as the war is prosecuted on its present principles. The North with all its millions of people and its countless wealth can never conquer the South until a new mode of warfare is adopted. So long as these states are left the means of cultivating their fields through forced labor, you may expend the blood of thousands and billions of money year by year, without being any nearer the end, unless you reach it by your own submission and the ruin of the nation. Slavery gives the South a great advantage in time of war. They need not, and do not, withdraw a single hand from the cultivation of the soil. Every able-bodied white man can be spared for the army. The black man, without lifting a weapon, is the mainstay of the war. How, then, can the war be carried on so as to save the Union and constitutional liberty? Prejudices may be shocked, weak minds startled, weak nerves may tremble, but they must hear and adopt it. Universal emancipation must be proclaimed to all. Those who now furnish the means of war, but who are the natural enemies of slaveholders, must be made our allies. If the slaves no longer raised cotton and rice, tobacco and grain for the rebels, this war would cease in six months, even though the liberated slaves would not raise a hand against their masters. They would no longer produce the means by which they sustain the war.”[7]

Stevens led the Radical Republican faction in their battle against the bankers over the issuance of money during the Civil War. Stevens made various speeches in Congress in favor of President Lincoln and Henry Carey’s “Greenback” system, interest-free currency in the form of fiat government-issued United States Notes that would effectively threaten the bankers’ profits in being able to issue and control the currency through fractional reserve loans. Stevens warned that a debt-based monetary system controlled by for-profit banks would lead to the eventual bankruptcy of the people, saying “the Government and not the banks should have the benefit from creating the medium of exchange,” yet after Lincoln’s assassination the Radical Republicans lost this battle and a National banking monopoly emerged in the years after.

U.S. Reps. John A. Bingham and Thaddeus Stevens before the Senate addressing the impeachment vote on U.S. President Andrew Johnson.
Stevens giving his closing remarks of the impeachment of President Johnson.Stevens was so outspoken in his condemnation of the Confederacy that Major General Jubal Early of the Army of Northern Virginia made a point of burning much of his iron business, at modern-day Caledonia State Park, to the ground during the Gettysburg Campaign. Early claimed that this action was in direct retaliation for Stevens’ perceived support of similar atrocities by the Union Army in the South.

Stevens was the leader of the Radical Republicans, who had full control of Congress after the 1866 elections. He largely set the course of Reconstruction. He wanted to begin to rebuild the South, using military power to force the South to recognize the equality of Freedmen. When President Johnson resisted, Stevens proposed and passed the resolution for the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

Stevens told W. W. Holden, the Republican governor of North Carolina, in December 1866, “It would be best for the South to remain ten years longer under military rule, and that during this time we would have Territorial Governors, with Territorial Legislatures, and the government at Washington would pay our general expenses as territories, and educate our children, white and colored and both.”[8]

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