The time has come to make a stand.
There comes a time in our lives when there is an issue too important for us to remain on the sidelines of.
100 years ago, I wouldn't have had the right to vote. Thanks to the sacrifice of countless suffragettes and suffragists, I am, in 2014 able to have a voice, able to stand up for what I believe in. All I hear from the No side is what Scotland can't do or achieve. So much so, they don't even have a real platform to stand on, no solutions, just attacks and defensiveness at every turn. Of course independence will mean navigating uncharted waters, there will be challenges and obstacles to overcome. But these are not reasons for continuing to be governed by successive Westminster governments the Scottish electorate do not vote for.
I passionately believe in Scotland, in Scotland's people to shape a fairer, more equal country and so the time has come for me to make a stand for what I believe in.
When addressing the Irish people in 2011, President Obama had this to say: "This little country, that inspires the biggest things -- your best days are still ahead. Our greatest triumphs -- in America and Ireland alike -- are still to come. And, Ireland, if anyone ever says otherwise, if anybody ever tells you that your problems are too big, or your challenges are too great, that we can’t do something, that we shouldn’t even try -- think about all that we’ve done together. Remember that whatever hardships the winter may bring, springtime is always just around the corner. And if they keep on arguing with you, just respond with a simple creed: Is féidir linn. Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Is féidir linn. "
Scotland, Yes we can.