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Dáithí Mac Bhurrais


To begin with I will give the meaning of this word from the dictionary.

Rebel: 1) To renounce and resist by force the authority of one's government.

So now why is it that Irish Patriots have been called Rebels? They are not Rebels for to be a Rebel you must be rebellious against a legal and lawful government and the British Government has never been that. For how can they be a legal government when they are not the government of the Irish People and have been a foreign government of occupation and oppression? The British Government has never worked towards what was in the best interests of the Irish People, but has always looked out for what was best for them, the Unionists and Loyalists. There will always be Patriots among the Irish people, for when the need arises to fight against an illegal, occupational, oppressive, alien government, the Irish people will answer the call. Showing the world what Patriotism is all about and pointing out what the British Government has done and still does to the Irish people.

To end, the word Rebel should be erased from our minds and no longer used for never have the Irish been Rebels, but always Patriots …










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