QUEST FOR FREEDOM: The Scots-Irish Presbyterian Rebellions for Political and Religious Freedom
- Publish Date: 2013-12-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William E Moore;David B Nolan
-- A HISTORY---- The core of this riveting story are the renowned Scottish philosophers(Luther, Calvin,Knox, Locke,Gillespie and Rutherford) and their belief in Liberty of Conscience upon which the principles of America's Constitutional law are founded. This shocking story of the Gillespie family and their fellow Scots-Irishmen to gain their freedom and liberty from the cruelties of the English Crown is chronicled from William Wallace to the American Revolutionaries. Their heritage of bravery and zeal led to the establishment of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. The Ulster Scots-Irish greatly contributed to victory in the American Revolution and insisted upon freedom of religion as the first amendment to the Constitution. The Scots-Irish comprised over twenty (27) of George Washington's generals and upwards of 50% of his troops. These courageous frontiersmen were excellent fighters who won decisive battles at Kings Mountain,Cowpens,Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. Presbyterian ministers were firebrands who reminded their parishioners of the abuse of English Kings since the time of the 12th century freedom fighter William Wallace in Scotland. King George, the British Parliament, and their Loyalist Generals so feared these Scots-Irish patriots for independence from the Crown that seventy (70) Presbyterian colonial churches were burned as dens of the devil in fomenting war. Everyone will be enlightened by the fact that the Westminster Confession of faith that George Gillespie was instrumental in writing illuminates many ideals upon which America was founded and was required curriculum for America's founding fathers who attended Harvard, William and Mary, Yale and Princeton. The catechisms were the most widely read publication second to the Bible. Listed are suggested Constitutional Amendments to control the corruptions of today's Congress. Obviously,the Scots-Irish colonial pioneers of democracy who were such visionaries and refused to ratify the Constitution ,due to lack of controls over the Congress and President, would insist on similar controls.