September 8, 2014, Scotland will make a historic decision: Whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom. If the vote passes, Scotland’s constitution will be changed, and Scotland will break free of its 300-year chain to England.
William Wallace would be so proud!
“I think the union is actually the best defender of social justice that we can actually have in this country,” says union supporter John Morgan, 22. The reason, Morgan states, is that a union is a better position as the world is moving towards globalization.
“An independent Scotland can do things more definitely than the United Kingdom can,” says pro-freedom activist Gavin Lundy, 17. “W can create the kind of country we want to live in.”
Much attention is placed on the youth vote as 16 and 17 year olds are allowed to vote in this election. The debate is on and polls are showing that Scotland is likely to have a September 8th Independence Day.
However, the generational toll of mind conditioning from being attached to the nanny state is reflected in some of the statements the young activists are making regarding social programs and social justice.
“Independence gives us the chance to radically transform child care and to start tackling poverty,” said Graeme Sneddon, 22, a part-time coordinator of the Yes Scotland campaign’s youth wing. The Washington Post reports Sneddon points to Scandinavian countries as models of small nations that have provided their citizens with generous social-welfare programs. “We have a wealthy economy, but the people of Scotland aren’t feeling the benefits of that wealth.”
A free Scotland would learn quickly that social programs are state dependence regardless of which government enforces them. Liberty from one state oppressor is a short-lived celebration if replaced by another.
“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence” –Gary Lloyd, Author
Scotland would benefit from a thorough look at the history and constitution of the United States of America, as well as visits and advice from scholars from the Freeman Institute.