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Economía y Sociedad № 95
Abril - Junio 2018
“In the name of God, go!”
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.
You are a factious crew and enemies to all good government.
You 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?
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?
You 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 you therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.Go, get you out! Make haste! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.In the name of God, go!"
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector de Inglaterra (20.4.1653)