Scots again refused to be assimilated, and were pushed further west into the Appalachian mountains, which was similar to throwing Brer Rabbit into the Briar Patch. More Scots came and they stayed in the Mountains, moving South all the while. They intermarried and had lots and lots of little Scots-Irish babies (up to 40% higher birthrates than other immigrants at the time). Ohio was opened for settlement and by this time the Native Americans or “Indians” were wise to this tide of white men and so began killing of the more gentrified of the English settlers… The aristocracy in Britain thought they knew just the people to send over to make the Indians lives rough…the Scots. They sent Scotsmen literally by the boatload to cheap land on the wild western frontiers as as a buffer between “Civilization” and the “Indians”. The Scots did as predicted and more. The Scots kept coming, causing at least one wealthy landowner in England to lament (paraphrasing) “why are we letting them move if it is only so that they can have a better life, how does that profit us?” because he was losing too many tenants on his vast landholdings. The Scots kept pushing the Indians, and still managed to cause problems with their more ‘enlightened, wealthy, and civilized betters’ When the American Revolution began many in England saw it as nothing more than just one more Scottish rebellion, some called it exactly that. The vast majority of the Scots stayed out of the fray until the English using their typical bullying tactics that had so enraged Scotsmen for eons, really went too far. Then buckskin Scots came down out of the hills near Kings Mountain and destroyed an entire British Loyalist force 10 to 1. Then they did it again at Cowpens, which the Brits never recovered from, ending in their defeat at Yorktown. The Scots refused to bend a knee, and the USA was born. Down through the ages, the Scots-Irish CULTURE, meaning not only those people descended from the Scots, but also those who became culturally inseparable from the Scots, have fought in more battles and done more to defend Freedom than any other group of people. They have given us most of our presidents (61%), many of our founding fathers were Scotsmen by birth or culture.
The battle is the same today in the 21st century. The Puritans, the Elite, Our Betters, the Democrats, the proponents of European Socialism believe they know better than us. Us, of the Mountains of Appalachia, the Carolinas, descendents of the first settlers of Ky, TN, TX, AR, and the Missouri Ozarks and all points West. Our ancestors were at the forefront of the frontier and settled the West because no one else was tough enough, crazy enough restless enough to do it. They were always fighting and moving to try to keep their individual freedoms, to be LEFT ALONE. Today we are called Hillbillies, Rednecks, Rubes, Hicks, Uneducated and Unenlightened. We are the faceless ignorant electorate, “those People” in the “Flyover”. What we really are is the Poor but Proud, the Entrepreneurs, The self made men and women who frickin run this country, just like our ancestors.
You. Are. Not. Our. Rulers.