American Rhetoric: Movie Speech
"Michael Collins" (1996)
de Valera Rises and Leaves in Protest of the Treaty Ratification
de Valera: There is one thing I want to say. I want it to go to the country and to the world. And it is this: The Irish people established the Republic. It can only be disestablished by the Irish people. As a protest against the ratification of this treaty, which can only subvert the Republic, I and my deputies are going to leave this house.
Image of Éamon de Valera on visit to England