In support of the sovereignty of the people

Fianna TD and former rugby international Jim Glennon welcomes Trevor Ringland’s recent op ed on the need for healthy political competition between Unionists and Republicans. He quotes De Valera in the Seanad in 1939:

I always held that the people who differ from me held their views as tenaciously as I hold mine and that, if force is ruled out, I must try to meet them half way.” His words are today more relevant than ever.

  • slug

    The hearteing thing in reading this is that the overwhelming sense that emerges is that of mutual respect. Respect for the integrity of each tradition, permitting each side to celebrate their own without that implying any disrespect for the integrity of the other. This ‘pluralism’ is very welcome. Lets have more of it.