Tartan Day...

...alright... all you Scots, and people of Scots heritage... get over to Absinthe and Cookies and have a look around... today is Tartan Day... a holiday which honors the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6th, 1320... a document which has shaped many political thinkers... even still to this day, it is recognized as one of the first "Declarations of Independence".... more importantly, it shows a kernel of the idea that... you owe your allegiance and loyalty to your COUNTRY... instead of your Master....

"For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is 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."

..Scotland is a small nation.. but, it's impact on the history of the World... the vibrant creativity of her citizens... and the gift of Single Malt Whiskey to all of us... is a debt that we shall never fully repay....

...Sláinte...

...oh, and I almost forgot.. here is a list of everyone who is participating... a fine looking crowd, if ya ask me...

Absinthe & Cookies
Ninjababe's Ramble
Jen Speaks
Frozen In Montreal
Blackfive - The Paratrooper of Love
Grim's Hall
Miss Apropos
Jackalope Pursuivant
Accidental Verbosity
Right Wingin-It
Drowning at 2 Feet Sea Level
Straight White Guy
Hard Times
TacJammer
BabyTrollBlog
Triticale
Laughing Wolf
Da Goddess
ChristWeb
Mudville Gazette
I Love Jet Noise
Sekimori.org - Live Blog
Swanky Conservative
Arguing With Signposts
G'day Mate
Sketches of Strain

by Eric on April 06, 2004 | Comments(4) | Psycho Rants

Comments so far:

have ye red that book, 'how the scots invented the modern world: the true story of how western europes poorest nation created our world and everything in it' by Arthur Herman? ye wood lack it a lot i perdick.

posted by: buddy don on April 6, 2004 07:35 AM

I read the Robert the Bruce Trilogy by Nigel Tranter at least once a year. I always let out a muffled cheer when I read the section on the writing of the Declaration.

posted by: Tom on April 6, 2004 08:54 AM

Single Malt...YES!!!

posted by: Sam on April 6, 2004 05:11 PM

I haven't read that book, Hillbilly, but I just asked the Wife, and she says it is 100% true.. the Scots invented everything..

Tom, I'm right there with ya, man...

Sam, same goes out to you... CHEERS!

posted by: Eric on April 6, 2004 05:14 PM