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The Scottish Decision and its Positive Message to Independence Seekers

The Scottish "No" to independence at this time should not cast any shadows upon the independence aspirations of any other people. And contrary to some pundits who believe Scotland's affirmation to the United Kingdom(UK) has dampened the will of other seekers, I beg to differ; and in place, I suggest that Scots have sent a positive civil message to all peoples seeking sovereignty that if enough people within an entity should aspire a different path, and are given the opportunity to decide, ultimately, it is the will of the majority that wins. 

Best of all, the Scottish decision says to other independence seeks that there need not be tanks and troops in the streets to force a "Yes" or a "No" of the people, but through the civil crafted mechanisms of democracy, the will of the majority of the people are honored and respected. Moreover, the UK has demonstrated to other nations that there ought to be no fear in allowing all the people to decide their destinies. 

In Scotland, the exercise of democracy at work was stellar. There were no reports of illegality, no funny business with ballot boxes gone missing or stuffed, nor reports of large sections of the society blocked from or not participating in the vote. Democracy worked in Scotland - it facilitated the decision of 16 to 90 year-old Scots. And yes, media ads for and against the proposition filled the air ways along with the pleas and opinions of those wanting to influence the outcome. But such is an unabridged aspect of freedom - without violence, but ridden with discourse and verse pro or anti a proposition.

So, from Catalonia, to Hong Kong, to Wallonia, to Flanders, to Venice, to Sardinia, to Taiwan, to Macau and elsewhere, take note, the Scottish decision and its execution there of, has rendered one of the most civil of answers yet to questions as to the rule of the people by the people.