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  Ethnicity of U.S. Presidents (search mode)
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patrick1
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« on: July 10, 2009, 08:45:39 pm »

My thoughts are that Andrew Jackson would probably want to shoot you in a duel.  He hated the English and was Scotch Irish.

Whether you want to consider it an ethnicity is another point but at least 10 US President were Scots-Irish.   The Protestants of NI are quite proud of this- you go to a semi touristy area bookstore and this is trumped.  You can visit  the ancestral homelands as well.  drove right by C.A. Arthur's but didn't stop by.
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patrick1
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 01:23:04 pm »


Reagan had ancestors from County Tipperary.
I'm just curious if you
1. are resorting to No True Scotsman defense http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman
on ideological grounds
2. having a faith based test of Irish ethnicity which I ignorantly subscribed to in my younger days.
3. just being ironical
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patrick1
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 04:02:15 pm »

Northern Ireland is the real Ireland. Or at least the best part of Ireland.

Ironic that Reagan, a terrible President had ancestry from the best part of Ireland whereas Kennedy whose ancestry is from the Papist part, was a good president.


Tipperary is not in N. Ireland wiseguy Smiley
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