Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland Votes No.

Scotland referendum: Scots reject independence in historic vote
Excerpt: The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout (​"We fight not for glory, nor for riches, nor for honour, but only and alone for Freedom, which no good man lays down but with his life." --Declaration of Arbroath, Scotland, 1320. [Various translations as the original was in Latin to the Pope.] This will still mean more independence for Scotland within the UK.  Robert the Bruce would have voted "Yes," but he wasn't running a huge liberal welfare state he had to fund, with many on the dole and everyone on the NHS. Nor did he have to create an army, currency and much else from Scratch. They voted their heads and not their hearts. Too man ramifications to know or understand, for Scots, Britains, us and the world. If you were born in Scotland but have lived 40 years in England, which are you? Gave the English a scare--closest Scotland has 

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