“They want us to live like animals”

The government is taking everything from us, our maize, our pastures, our little animals and, if that were not enough, they want us to live like animals, without religion and without God, but this last they will never live to see, for every time it is offered to us we will cry, Long live Christ the King!  Long live the Virgin of Guadalupe!  Long live the Union Popular!  Down with the Government!

—-a Christero rebel, quoted in The Christero Rebellion:  the Mexican People between Church and State 1926-1929, by Jean A. Meyer

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