"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 19 September 2014

That Scottish Vote Mattered

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Six of one and half a dozen of the other":

I don't know where the idea came from to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote on the referendum. Remembering myself and my friends at that age, we just thought we were mature.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 19 September 2014 09:57


The idea undoubtedly came from  Alec Salmond leader of the  government and the yes vote. 

Petitions for Home Rule have been circulating  in Scotland forever. I signed every one I  saw.

Maybe the reason for the  phenomenal turn-out was because the adults knew how  kids would vote so they had to get out and vote to stop it from passing. 

But that may be  too easy an explanation. Scots don't take anything lightly.The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Since Tony Blair gave  a measure of self government  things have improved for people. There's no reason to believe that won't continue.

If  the  English are less satisfied as a result and demand better from their  government that can only be a good thing.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a win/win to me.