Man Has A Right To Freedom
And A Duty
To Defend It
The Lion In The North, by John Prebble:
The Declaration of Arbroath
(Scotland, 1320) was and has been unequalled in its
eloquent plea for the liberty of man. From the darkness of
medieval minds it shone a torch upon future struggles
which its signatories could not have foreseen or
Firstly it set the will and the
wishes of the people above the King. Though they were
bound to him 'both by law and by his merits' it was so
that their freedom be maintained. If he betrayed them he
would be removed and replaced.
Secondly, the manifesto affirmed the
nation's independence in a way no battle could, and
justified it with a truth that is beyond nation and race.
Man has a right to freedom, and a duty to defend it
with his life.
From 'The Lion in the North: One Thousand
Scotland's History' by John Prebble,
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