Should Scotland be an independent country?
I woke up at 5am to use the bathroom, and checked my phone for the results of yesterday’s Scottish referendum. And there it was. A majority of Scots had rejected the idea of breaking off and forming their own independent country.
I have to admit that I was more than a little surprised. I have no ties to Scotland whatsoever, so I say this purely as an observer, but from what I had read prior to the vote, I really figured that they were going in the other direction. It feels to me that there is a big move around the world where every group of people thinks that it can do a better job if it breaks away from the other groups. That’s obviously not the case, and I think that it’s completely reasonable to retain one’s national identity among a larger union.
I imagine that there are probably some hard feelings in Scotland right now. I truly hope not to read anything like “it was the ethnic vote” like other referendums in the past. Now is not the time for absurd finger-pointing. Now is the time to work together to make changes that benefit all citizens of Great Britain.