Saint-Just’s 1792 Speech on the King’s Fate (from the film LRF) w/ subs

Saint-Just’s 1792 Speech on the King’s Fate (from the film LRF) w/ subs


I request the floor! Your name, Citizen? Saint-Just. From the Department of the Aisne. Take the lecturn, Citizen Saint-Just. Citizens. Citizens! I, like most of you, would joyfully give my life for this Republic. I, like most of you, stand against all enemies who threaten this Republic I, like all of you, know the name and face of this enemy I, like none here, am ready to strike at this enemy As long as he lives, Louis Capet will be a rallying symbol for the traitors who remain hidden among us. And for all enemies who wait for the moment to crush us In the name of all we’ve accomplished we can’t weaken We cannot hesitate We do both so long as the heir of a line line of tyrants remains alive and in our power Citizens a king is not an ordinary man He’s a rebel a usurper of the rights of other men A king must reign– or die

5 Replies to “Saint-Just’s 1792 Speech on the King’s Fate (from the film LRF) w/ subs”

  1. Difficile de rétorquer quoi que ce soit à cette logique imparable. Tant que Louis XVI vivait, la République aurait eu du mal à se maintenir effectivement.

    Choix difficile. Moralement répréhensible, politiquement pertinent.

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