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Quotes on the Scots-Irish


"If defeated everywhere else, I will make my stand for liberty, among the Scots-Irish in my native Virginia"


General George Washington.


"The Scots-Irish were the first to pro-claim

for freedom in these United States; even before Lexington Scots-Irish blood had been shed for American freedom. In the forefront of every battle was seen their burnished mail and in the retreat was heard their voice of constancy"


President William McKinley


General Robert E. Lee was once asked: "What race of people do you believe makes the best soldiers?" He replied: "The Scots who came to this country by way

of Ireland".


"it is doubtful if we fully realized the part played by this stern and virile people. They formed the kernel of that American stock who were the pioneers of our People in the march westwards. They were bold and hardy people who pushed beyond the settled regions of America and plunged into the wilderness as the leaders of the white advance. The Presbyterians were the first and last set of immigrants to do this: all others have merely followed in the wake of their pre-decessors".


President Theodore Roosevelt.


"The Scots-Irish had a system of religious faith and worship which has ever borne an inflexible front to illusion and mendacity, and has preferred rather to be ground to powder like flint than to bend before violence or melt under enervating temptation".


19th century historian, J.A. FROUDE.


"We were apprehensive from the Northern Indians. I therefore thought it might be prudent to plant a settlement of such men as those who formerly

had so bravely defended Londonderry and Inniskillen as a frontier in case of any disturbance".


JAMES LOGAN, Ulster-born Secretary of State in Pennsylvania in the early l8th century.




"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."


"Peace cannot be maintained by force, it can only be achieved through understanding"


Albert Einstein


"There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice. A state that supresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."


Kurt Huber