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PROCLAMATION
by TARA (n.d., April 1973?)
Leaflet 4pp Out of Print

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PROCLAMATION

BEING CONVINCED that darker days than we have yet known still lie ahead for the people of Northern Ireland, we address ourselves to those who wish to preserve for ALL THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND, that heritage of faith and freedom that has been almost extinguished in a large part of our land and which is now threatened with extinction in this North-East corner of Ulster.

The aim of the enemy is the destruction of our Protestant faith. This they hope to achieve by creating a total war situation in which the Eire Army will cross the Border to unite with the Provisional and Regular I.R.A. who are already in our midst. Plans are in existence for this purpose. What has happened in our Province during the past few years is not just a series of local riot situations, but rather the beginning of the final chapter of an age-long campaign to subjugate and subdue the Protestant people of Ireland. This is an essential preparation for the campaign against the Protestant character of the British Throne. This situation will continue to grow in intensity until the final battle which will affect the life of every man and woman, boy and girl in our land. For such a conflict our Protestant people are ill-prepared. In preparation for the day of battle certain things are essential NOW.

(1)

Our Protestant districts must be brought back to normality in the shortest possible time. Damage must be repaired. The whole place cleaned up. Every home, shop, office, factory and street must be bright and shining, showing to the world that Protestantism stands for, at least, cleanliness and order and industrious living.

   

(2)

Our children must be sent to Sunday School and Church. If your Minister is not a true Protestant get him moved and put a man of God in his place. These men are paid to preach the Protestant faith in its purity. Donít let them take their money under false pretences. It is not sufficient that your children have been born Protestant, they must be taught the fundamentals of their faith. There are many good Mission Halls which should be supported by you and your family. Learn to raise your heart in prayer to God through Christ, at your Bench, Desk or in the Bus, the Car or the Home. The people that pray are an invinceable people.

   

(3)

Law and Order must prevail. Hi-Jacking, Robbery, Illegal Drinking Clubs and an utter disregard for other peopleís property are no part of the Protestant way of life. People who indulge in these activities must be exposed for the criminals that they are.

   

(4)

Victimisation and intimidation must stop. It serves no cause to burn a manís home or destroy his place of work. Each person must be allowed to live and work in peace and security in keeping with the dignity of man.

   

(5)

Assassination must stop. Many of the victims have not been politically active. Their death had no political significance or effect. Capital punishment must be the penalty for murder.

   

(6)

If the spirit of rebellion arises in an individual or a community, all the strength of the Lawful Authorities must be used to crush it without mercy.

   

(7)

Maximum co-operation and support must at all times be given to the Army and Police. If wrong political directions are given to the Security Forces resulting in unacceptable action by them, we must do everything possible to cool the situation. The only time we would oppose the Security Forces would be in the event of them forcing us into a United Ireland. If we act now and act rightly this situation will never arise. It is our task to educate the Forces as to the nature of the conflict and the rightness of our cause, so that in the final battle the Army and Police will be fighting side by side with us against a common foe, namely Romanism and Communism.

   

(8)

We must campaign now for integrated education. All Roman Catholic centres of education must be closed. Religious education must be provided only by Evangelical Protestants.

   
(9) The Roman Catholic Church must be declared an illegal organisation. History proves that it is a conspiracy against the fortunes and liberties of mankind. For generations this evil thing has blighted our land. It must be destroyed, so that our fellow countrymen who have been deceived by it, will have an opportunity of entering into an eternal relationship with God through Christ and of discovering their common identity with us. The indivisible oneness of the Irish people will then become a reality.
   
(10) Conflict is inevitable. We would not choose this path but the forces of Romanism and Communism will. It is imperative therefore that every Protestant should be prepared to bear arms so that all our resources may be in a state of readiness to be placed under the command of the proper Authorities in the hour of need. We are not looking for trigger-happy Gunmen but we are anxious to meet responsible men who are prepared to defend their hearth and home and the glorious liberty that has come to us in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A basic knowledge of Guns and Ballistics, of Fieldcraft and Strategy can be acquired quite legally in the privacy of oneís home from books available in Public Libraries or which can be legally bought. This basic knowledge will make it possible for the great mass of law-abiding Protestants to be quickly absorbed into Her Majestyís Forces as the crisis develops. Many of our people can of course find a place now in the U.D.R. or Police Reserve.

We need men of conviction, men of high principle, men of courage and of faith who are prepared to resist to the death if necessary, every attempt from whatever source, to unfurl the banner of the Evil One over this fair Province of ours. If you think you measure up to these demands we will be glad to hear from you.

The situation is dark. The enemy is strong Great and grievious difficulties will have to be faced, but all is not lost! Ulster is Godís anvil on which is being forged the future not only of Ireland, but of all the British people of which we are proud to form a part. Knowing this, we throw down the challenge to a desperate foeóhammer away, ye hostile bands, your hammers break, Godís anvil stands!

FIVE OF YOU SHALL CHASE AN HUNDRED AND AN HUNDRED OF YOU SHALL PUT TEN THOUSAND TO FLIGHT: AND YOUR ENEMIES SHALL FALL BEFORE YOU BY THE SWORD . . . FOR I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU . . . AND I WILL CUT OFF THE NAMES OF THE IDOLS OUT OF THE LAND AND THEY SHALL NO MORE BE REMEMBERED . . . FOR THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HATH SPOKEN IT.


Issued by:

THE HARD CORE OF PROTESTANT RESISTANCE!

RESISTANCE WITH RESPONSIBILITY!

 

WE HOLD ULSTER THAT IRELAND MIGHT BE SAVED
AND THAT BRITAIN BE REBORN


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