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My dad got me all misty reciting part of the Declaration of Arbroath. These days, it’s only purpose is for sentimental (and righteous anger) Scottish nationalist feel-good-ism (and another excuse not to talk about the Act of Union sell-out), but it can still stir the blood:

…for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.

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