Self-government Is Our Right, A...

Self-government is our right, a thing born in us at birth; a thing no more to be doled out to us or withheld from us by another people than the right to life itself - than the right to feel the sun or smell the flowers, or to love our kind. It is only from the convict these things are withheld for crimes committed and proven - and, Ireland, that has wronged no man, that has injured no land, that has sought no dominion over others - Ireland is treated today among the nations of the world as if she was a convicted criminal.
Self-government is our right, a thing born in us at birth; a thing no more to be doled out to us or withheld from us by another people than the right to life itself - than the right to feel the sun or smell the flowers, or to love our kind. It is only from the convict these things are withheld for crimes committed and proven - and, Ireland, that has wronged no man, that has injured no land, that has sought no dominion over others - Ireland is treated today among the nations of the world as if she was a convicted criminal. - by Roger Casement - Speech from the Dock
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