December 2, 2008

Turning in his grave...

More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson, one of Wales finest exports, promised government of the people, by the people, for the people.

If he was alive today, I am certain he would have supported our campaign for a Welsh parliament as embodying government of the Welsh people, by the Welsh people, for the Welsh people.

I don’t think Peter Hain will ever be remembered for promoting government of the Welsh people by the English & Scottish people, subject to the personal veto of an appointed Secretary of State and a group of non-elected hereditary peers. It just doesn’t have the same ring about it…….

3 comments:

Stonemason said...

I thought Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia.

Penddu said...

Of Welsh descent - and he was very proud of it!!!

Penddu said...

SM, if you ever go to Washington, climb the Washington Monument, and halfway up is Thomas Jefferson's stone inscribed

"FY IAITH, FY NGWLAD, FY NGHENEDL CYMRU - CYMRU AM BYTH!"

["My language, my land, my nation of Wales - Wales for ever!"]