The very same publication "The Herald of Gospel Liberty"
that got it right on Cardinal Gibbon's opposition to public schools in the U.S.,
sadly bought Rome's impending Pharmacratic Inquisition, opposing even Coffee and Tea
with its disregard of the Bible's suggestions to use the herbs of the earth as meat.
http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2015/03/1911-baltimore-cardinal-gibbons-decried.htmlAlas, "The Herald of Gospel Liberty"would adopt the very thinking behind the Vatican's criminal and socially destructive drug war, breaking with the Gospel and the concept of Liberty, including even opposing the use of Coffee and Tea, both which are God given herbs of the earth.
It might be interesting to inquire, Why Cardinal Gibbons thinks the public school system of the United States is an evil. As I see it, it is because the public schools teach children to think, independent of the priests of the Roman Catholic church. The plan of that church is to have the children taught under the immediate supervision of the church, and as the public school system does not consult the Roman Catholic Church as to what shall be taught, or as to who shall do the teaching, the Roman Catholic prelate forthwith pronounces the public school one of the five great evils of the land. ... The Catholic invasion of Protestant rights has already gone quite too far for the best interests of our common country.
https://books.google.com/books?id=ts4pAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA1048&ots=MafxnbF7h9&dq=baptist%20cocaine%20temperance&pg=PA1048#v=onepage&q=baptist%20cocaine%20temperance&f=falseHerald of Gospel Liberty - General Convention of the Christian ChurchHerald of Gospel Liberty Volume 103, Issue 27-52August 17, 1911OUR WASHINGTON LETTERThe Department of State has recently issued an announcement of the second International Brewers' Congress to be held in Chicago, October 12 to 22d next. Copies of this letter have been sent to the Diplomatic and Consular Officers of the United States in foreign countries asking their co-operation. Among other statements in this letter are the following: "It is the purpose of this Congress to discuss agricultural, scientific, technical and sociological questions connected with the brewing and allied industries. The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, the Hon. James Wilson, has accepted an invitation to act as honorary president of this Congress, and the United States Department of Agriculture will he represented at the International Barley and Hop Exhibition by a suitable exhibit." This is signed, "Your obedient servant, P. C. Knox." This suggests a question which may be submitted to the people for discussion. How far should the machinery of a government be used in advertising and promoting a business which courts and statesmen have declared is the chief source of poverty, misery and crime.
Governor O'Neal of Alabama has recently called attention to an evil which demands the consideration of all parents and citizens. He says: "I very strongly urge prohibitive legislation against all so-called 'soft drinks' which contain cocaine, caffeine. acetanilide, phenacetin, or other added injurious chemicals or habit-forming drugs. At the present time many parents who refuse to let their children drink coffee or tea in the home because of the caffeine they contain, will suffer them to be doped with caffeine at the soda fountain, without the knowledge that these drinks contain this injurious substance. In the language of an eminent chemist: "The country is full of caffeine drunkards [DW note- sic] who are wholly ignorant of the nature of the disease from which they suffer, or its cause."
COCAINE AMONG NEGROES
From many parts of the South come reports showing the increasing use of cocaine by the negroes. This is especially the case with negroes employed in the large lumber camps in that section where there is local option. It is found that as saloons are closed many of the negroes turn to the use of cocaine with results that are most serious. The closing of the saloons is good so far as it is good, but not sufficient. We must prohibit the sale of habit-forming drugs such as cocaine; but more than this the temperance people must do something to break up the monotony of life and give men some new interests. We must conquer by supplanting. Reform thus far has been largely negative. The time is come when it must be more directly positive.
A GENERAL COUNCIL OF WAR
At a recent meeting of the Northern Baptist Convention in Philadelphia the Social Service Commission called attention to the fact that the temperance forces are divided to the serious detriment of the cause. A resolution was adopted by the Convention requesting every religious body and temperance organization in the land to select representatives who shall hold a general council and endeavor to form a working and positive program of action and to mobilize the forces of righteousness in the campaign against the over-shadowing evil of the saloon. The situation is critical and demands immediate action. This council of war must be fully representative. The Social Service Commission was asked by the convention to take such action as seems wise in securing such representatives from the various organizations and churches.
PURE FOODS AND DRUGS
In a recent special message to Congress President Taft called attention to the fact that by a recent decision of the Supreme Court the Food and Drug Act was seriously impaired. Without fear of punishment under the law unscrupulous persons knowing the medicines have no curative or remedial value [DW note- baseless statement to reject God given herbs for the sake of establishing a monopoly of medicine of an FDA approved schedule of synthetic patentable pharmaceuticles] for the diseases for which they Indicate them, may ship in interstate commerce medicines consisting of substance [DW note- that are un-patentable and thus can’t be secured by APhA members as source of profit] possessing any slight physiological action and labeled as cures for diseases, which in the present state of science are recognized as incurable. "This," says the President, "is an evil which menaces the life of the people and strikes at the life of the nation." He therefore urges Congress to amend the law in such a way as to prevent the misbranding of foods and medicines. To remedy this. Senator McCumber introduced a bill (Senate 2849) which was referred to the Committee on Manufactures. This provides that an article shall be deemed misbranded in case of drugs, "// it is an imitation of that offered for sale under the name of another article." "If the contents of the package fail to bear a statement on the label of the quality or proportion of any alcohol, morphine, opium, cocaine or any derivative or preparation of any such substance." "If there is written or printed on the, package or container thereof any false or fraudulent misrepresentations concerning its curative qualities, effects, or physiological action." The druggists of the country who handle the various nostrums, no doubt urged on by nostrum makers, are flooding the members of the committee with letters. It is important that the people who believe in pure food and drugs should communicate at once with Senators from their state urging immediate action on this important measure. Senate 2849.Such represents the same sort of satanic perversion of government as seen today with various 'Baptists', including the full delegation of what constitutes acceptable medicine as whatever is approved by the US FDA.