Friday, 16 May 2008

Yesterday was Bloggers Unite for Human Rights day and i forgot!!!  how stooopid am i!
Still better late than never?  i had been thinking of a poster my mum has in her office, a visual representation of the Declaration of Human Rights. This in turn led me to think about the Arbroath Declaration of Independence. ( I live about an hour down the east coast from Arbroath) 
To simplify somewhat, the declaration was drawn up in Arbroath Abbey on the 6th of April 1320 and it urged the Pope to see things from a Scottish point of view and not take the English claim to Scotland seriously. The stirring rhetoric of the Declaration have made it famous through out the world and its influence can be felt, for example,  in the United States Declaration of Independence which, used the Arbroath Declaration as part of its basis. (source)
(ok history lesson over i promise )

Please allow me to quote from it:
" It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we fight, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

 You can buy the  Declaration of Human Rights poster here and help support the wonderful Amnesty International, who work tirelessly to protect Human Rights for all.

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