Stephen Colbert said during Monday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” that he fully supports his “secessionist brothers” in Scotland who are voting on independence this week.
“That’s right, Scotland could actually secede,” Colbert said. “I didn’t even know they had slaves.”
He discussed some of the issues that would arise from Scottish independence, one of which is whether Scotland will be able to control its own tax and social security rates and make decisions about public spending. Colbert noted that this was “an emotionally charged struggle that traces its roots all the way to the days of William Wallace.”
He then played a clip of Mel Gibson in “Braveheart” shouting his infamous words, with a twist.
“They may take our lives,” shouted a voiceover, “but they’ll never take our freedom to calculate pension benefits based on inflation or earnings, whichever is higher!”
“FREEDOM!!!” shouted Colbert, with raised arms.
Watch the video below, courtesy of Comedy Central: