The Priest, The Pope, and the President : The True History of Abraham Lincoln's Fight Against the Jesuits and Pius IX
by author, C.T. Wilcox
"The Priest, The Pope, and The President" is a newly expanded and updated version of the original book, The Transformation of the Republic. It is a 740 page expose of Vatican and Jesuit intriques and interference into the political structure of the United States and Europe. It contains shocking revelations and fully authenticated documentation, much of it hidden for over 120 years, to support the conclusion that the United States has been transformed from a beacon of light and hope into a criminal enterprise.
The people of the United States have been robbed of their own history. This is the worst kind of theft.
This book is about the interwoven stories of 1/ America and its relationship to Ancient Israel; 2/ Abraham Lincoln, the man, and his fight against the Old World system of feudalism, and the inter-connected story of a close friendship that grew out of this fight, and; 3/ the relationship and parallels between the geo-politics of the 19th Century and the current situation in America both domestic and foreign.
In 1789, George Washington consecrated America to the guiding hand of Almighty God. In his first inaugural address he said,
" ...it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.
"I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
"Having thus imparted to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favour the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparellelled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend."
Abraham Lincoln dealt with a nation that was ripped in two by civil war. He knew firsthand just how dangerous division within a nation can be. Surely Americans can recognize just how divided we have become. Should we not listen to what one of our greatest-ever presidents said on this subject?
In 1858, he said, "In my opinion, national division will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed." Then quoting the Bible, said, "A house divided cannot stand." Why must we suffer through a crisis to learn these lessons?
Attitudes among American today are similar to those of Americans before the Civil War. We are a house divided. And this time the division is going to have some terrifying consequences!
America is on the very brink of destruction, a destruction that will dwarf the collapse and captivity of Ancient Israel. Do people really not recognize the danger? People are fighting each other over political differences, racial differences, ideological differences, and they are not at all interested in coming to any kind of agreement - they just want to destroy each other. And in so many cases, they are telling lies so rank, you couldn't even impose them on any ordinarily intelligent child.
Who really killed Lincoln? A 'lone wolf' and a rag-tag group of ne'r- do- wells? And why? What was Abraham Lincoln trying to achieve that made a class of authoritarian feudalists launch a war of political ideology by calling it a 'right'?
Was Lincoln really a God-fearing man? If so, how did this manifest itself in his political decisions? Besides the Civil War against the slave-holding feudalist, authoritarian Democrats, what other threats against the Union and the Constitution did America face that has been totally overlooked in the Lincoln narrative? Perhaps a better question would be, "What relevance does this history have for us today?" Are the same threats that Lincoln was forced to deal with still present with us today?
The value of History is understood less and less in our world. It's an easy subject to underestimate. But the reality is that knowing history is vital to a people's survival. Creating connections with the past orients and stabilizes us. It provides specific lessons that can inform our decision-making, both individually and nationally. It supplies our memory as a people, as well as an understanding of and appreciation for national and personal character. It fortifies us to face hardships with resolution. And it is extremely prophetic, as it tends to play out in repetitive cycles. The lessons are many, and they are invaluable.
What sorts of lessons will this history teach? Will it fill our students with a sense of positive purpose? Will it inspire them to follow the best examples of their forebears? Will it inspire them to build heroic character? Will it strengthen them for future challenges? The better you understand history, the better you can understand why our ignorance of it is so dangerous.
The answers to these and many other important questions can be found in: