Scotland To Make Historic Vote On Independence From England (Remind you of anyone?)

PolitiChicks.comSeptember 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.

Karin Piper

Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis, teachers and decision makers to become informed consumers in the educational marketplace. She also serves as executive director of, an organization she helped found, and works with various other non-partisan likeminded organizations. Karin was a finalist for OGI's 2012 Burke-Carr Public Interest Awards and nominated as candidate for Charter School Friend of the Year in 2009. Her knowledge of state and federal open records laws and tireless advocacy for open union negotiations has been featured by major media outlets across the nation. Her debut book, CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents, was awarded a 2009 finalist in best books for parenting and education, by USA Book News and appeared in bookstores around the world. Born and raised in Sweden, she lives in Douglas County, Colorado, the epicenter of education reform. Karin is a frequently sought as a parental voice and expert opinion in response to much of today's political edu-rhetoric and legislation proposals. She has been interviewed by many news outlets, including CBS, NBC, KNUS, EdNews, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

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