Obama Snubs America's Finest – Ulster-Scots Heritage Un-Proclaimed?


The vibrant culture and rich heritage of the Irish people shaped many of the earliest chapters of America’s story.

That comes from the latest Obama ‘Proclamation’ – Irish-American Heritage Month.

‘The Irish people?’

So Spaniards and Portuguese will now be honoured as ‘The Iberian people?’ Danes, Norwegians and Swedes as ‘The Scandinavian people?’ Is this an intended affront to the Ulster-Scots, or ignorance  of the fact that TWO peoples live on the island of Ireland?

How dare Obama obliterate by fiat the fact that it was the Ulster-Scots who largely made America, while the Gaelic-Irish did not arrive in significant numbers until long after that?

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obamalizard  Wrong, you charlatan!

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 “If defeated elsewhere then I will make my final stand for liberty with the Scotch-Irish of my native Virginia” ~ George Washington

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It was the Ulster-Scots, also referred to in US history as Scotch-Irish, who played a key role in the War of Independence.

They may have come from what Obama calls, in his special proclamation, the Emerald Isle, but they were quite explicit in declaring themselves a separate and very distinct people from the Gaelic-Irish.

I quote one pioneer leader’s response to having his flock described as ‘a parcel of Irish’ by a local official on arrival in the New World.

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“We are surprised to hear ourselves termed Irish people, when we so frequently ventured our all for the British Crown and liberties, and are always ready to do the same when required.

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We are people of the Scottish race in Ulster who have given our strength and substance to uphold the British connection.there. It is hard in this new land to be identified with the very people to whom we have always been opposed.”

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Certainly there wasn’t then and isn’t now any shared vision between the two.

The pioneers from Ulster and their heroic offspring, who included Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant did NOT consider themselves sons of Erin. another tendentious phrase calculated to confuse.

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The Manchurian’s reference to the courage and perseverance of the Irish-American community  was perhaps included as a tongue-in-cheek salute to the courage and perseverance of Edward ‘Girl-Drowner’ Kennedy at Chappaquiddick.

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Which one was saying ‘I’ve killed more women than you, buddy!’

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Kennedy, to be fair, was not exactly an archetype of his ethnic group; there have been many grand American patriots of Gaelic-Irish origin.

Another US Senator comes to mind, a man whose REAL courage in the face of a vicious witch-hunt was in such marked contrast to the vile character of ‘Teddy Bare’ – I refer of course to Joe McCarthy, of Wisconsin.

Another admirable member of that ethnic group was Senator Pat McCarran.

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And let’s not forget the greatest President ever, Ronald Reagan.

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But there have also been many of that breed who have shamelessly applauded the Sinn Fein/IRA murder gang.

Not so much Sons of Erin but Spawn of Eire…

… the name plastered on the postage stamps of that country along with a map braying its imperialist aspirations to annex a smaller neighbour nation.

 Back to Obama’s tribute to these brave souls who put their faith in the ideas at the heart of our democracy…

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…except for those who aped Kennedy and passed round their leprechaun hats to raise funds in  Boston bars for ethnic cleansing by Sinn Fein’s murder-gangs, warring down the democratic principle of self-determination for their neighbours whilst demanding it for themselves.

The klutz cannot possible be unaware, when he blathers about how early immigrants from Ireland shaped our founding documents…

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 ‘Call it not an American Rebellion,it is nothing more or less than a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian Rebellion.’ Captain Johann Heinricks,German mercenary serving with the British c.1780

…that the signatories of the Declaration of Independence included many Ulster-Scots – the Gaelic-Irish, Kennedy’s ethnic brethren, descended on America in numbers only after the 19th century famine.

Nor should Texans forget where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and the famous Houston hailed from!

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If Obama wanted to learn a little, he could study these two books, the first written by an honest Gaelic-Irish historian bearing witness to the achievements of a people other than his own…