Adams speech: the past

Gerry Adams starts out by laying out the radical nature of the Sinn Fein’s political roots:

“Too many of our colleagues and friends have paid too high a price. Too many of our councillors, in both states on this island, and our election workers and our families, have paid the ultimate price for representing us, for anyone here, or for any of the many people who will represent us in the future, to take our elected status or the electorate for granted. So, we are not about getting elected for the sake of it. We are agents of change. And we are in the business of empowering people and transforming society.”