"Instead of a debate based on despair, this is an opportunity to turn our minds to
a debate that's all about hope, optimism and ambition for Scotland."
Mr Higgins added: "It is a time when we, as citizens, as families, and as communities turn our minds to
what is really important - family, friendship, neighbourliness and homecoming.
On this day we can fondly turn our minds to
those controlling more and more of our once-proud country, the commissars who take billions in taxes from us each year.
It is therefore appropriate that in January we turn our minds to
the sad history of the Holocaust.
Even when the forecasts are grim--social security is doomed, the ozone layer won't hold, the oceans will rise--we can't shake a deep-seated conviction that we'll be able to deal with any problem, personal, national, or global, once we finally turn our minds to
It's not a problem I'd ever considered before but it's one we can easily fix as a nation if we turn our minds to