The Political Situation in Ireland, and the Method of Dealing with It

The Political Situation in Ireland, and the Method of Dealing with It

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...When we look out on the present state of society in Ireland, what we observe is, while the Catholics are the three fourths of the people, the Protestants are the three fourths of the upper classes." This seems to grieve them; accordingly they proceed: --" In downright terms We wan! lo gel on Top. If we are satisfied with any thing less than that, we ought hardly to call ourselves men..." We want fighting Catholics. We have played the game of tolerance until the game is played out...". What we want to do is to establish solidarity among the Catholics of Ireland, and tur n the whole body thus created, into an irresistible engine, before the force of which all opposition must go down...". We must fight with all our might, until we have laid our hands on as much of the power, place, and position of the Country as our numbers, our abilities, and our unabated historical claims entitle us to demand...". "We must be capable of pressing our opponents from every side; to do this we must so organise as to make ourselves formidable, and our power felt...". Then ours will be the dividend--paying religion, and our rivals of the 'Reformed Faith' will receive such a set back as must reduce them to a position more duly correspondent with their just claims." All the other Roman Catholic organisations were to be federated and centralized into this organisation, which was to contain the most influential, and able militant Catholics. A committee was formed and a draft constitution was submitted to the Roman Catholic Bishops at Maynooth Conference, on the 9th October, 1902. By formal resolution, they "viewed with great satisfactionthe proposed establishment' of a National Catholic...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920449
  • 9781236920447