Is to cast the moneychangers
Out of the temple

from Billy Bragg and Wilco – Christ for President Lyrics on Rap Genius


Guthrie refers back to the “Cleansing of the Temple,” where Jesus and his disciples removed money-hungry hustlers from several temples. Instead of profiting off of religion, Jesus wanted real devotion. Guthrie wants the new President Christ to do the same to JP Morgan, whipping the bankers straight to hell.

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